Try the Room Key for Electricity
by Kathy Collard Miller
When Larry and I arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia, our missionary hosts directed us to our hotel room and left us to freshen up. Larry plugged in his shaver but it didn’t turn on even though we used the adaptor we brought. I tried to plug in the coffee maker provided in the room and still no electricity!
“The room’s electricity must be broken,” I said and quickly dialed the front desk to tell them of the problem.
They said a repairman would be right up and within minutes, we heard a knock on the door. The man looked into the room and then pointed to a small fixture on the wall near the door.
In broken English, he said, “Put your room key in that.”
We slid the key into the fixture and tried the lamp. Bingo! It turned on! Electricity was supplied to the room!
We laughed as the maintenance man walked away, gently shaking his head at the silly Americans who don’t know how to turn on the electricity.
In a fresh way, I was reminded if I don’t “plug” into the Holy Spirit’s power to do what God wants me to do, I’m not going to be “electrified.”
Let’s not even try to do God’s work on our own. Instead, seek His power by asking Him for His abilities through you. He promises to supply: “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence” (2 Peter 1:3).
Kathy Collard Miller loves to make spiritual applications out of the everyday experiences of life. She has spoken in 9 foreign countries, over 35 US states, and is the author of over 55 books including Heart Wisdom: Daughters of the King Bible Study Series on the book of Proverbs. Visit her at www.KathyCollardMiller.com