Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
1 Chronicles 16:11
It was one of those moments. Trapped at the stove and knew if I budged my effort at a home cooked meal would implode, I heard the sound of candy wrappers in the other room. I wished I were Elastagirl, then I could continue to stir while I elongated my body to wrap around the corner and catch the perpetrator in the act. Someone was breaking the no snacks before dinner rule.
|Me & My Super Man|
Come to think of it, if I had superhero powers my parenting might improve on a number of levels. X-ray vision would prove handy to check what my teen watched during her slumber party. I could fly to the front of the carpool line and back home again. When one of my kids found a wet garment in the washer they desired to wear that day, I’d utilize my super speed to run around the block and dry it in plenty of time for school.
While my powers would make parenting a great deal more fun, I’d likely abuse them. The real corner I long to see around is the corner of my life. It would be far easier to follow God if I could just see where He was leading me.
I don’t really need those powers. God has the vision to plot my course and the wisdom to lead my way. All I need is just enough faith to take one step. God blossoms my tiny seed of faith into far more than I can imagine.
Today I may not be able to use my “lasso of truth” to pull a confession from my child, but I can confess to Jesus my absolute need of Him. I may not possess superhuman strength, but I can choose to draw my strength from God. I may not be able to command nature to do my bidding, but I can rely on the One who does.
What in your life today needs some super power? Let's look to God to draw our strength.