These guys have been working on the new furnace since Monday morning. It is now Friday evening (ok, not really...it's actually early Saturday morning, but for the day count, pretend with me it's Friday)
It's not that they are doing anything wrong. They are soldering and sweating pipes and they are leaking. They fix one area and another leaks. They fix that one and the one that was ok before starts to leak. These are master plumbers and technicians who have installed these systems before. It is not their skills that are lacking.
I believe the devil is upset that I am adding prayer to Lent.
No, my furnace isn't 'possessed'(although the technicians might think otherwise).
The enemy knows he cannot get at me spiritually. I am careful to take care of my physical body so he cannot trip me up physically. The headache I had from the smell of the solder flux was taken care of with migraine medicine and rest. My emotions are not in a turmoil over this; I am convinced God is in charge because we have no heat! The temperatures here in Pennsylvania have be uncharacteristically warm--we have not needed the heat! (thank You Jesus!)
Yes. I am still praising GOD!
I also had opportunity to pray (by text) and to encourage; to chat with other believers up at this hour on social media...(you know who you are!) God doesn't waste any experience he allows us to have.
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of GOD, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand." [bold print mine] Ephesians 6:12,13 (NIV)