A friend has been carefully watching the news lately as a spreading brush fire is threatening her Long Island, NY, home. Hot, dry, breezy conditions are breeding grounds for these little fires that can quickly become out of hand if not promptly dealt with. It seems like every year different parts of our country end up battling brush fires.
The other day, I experienced what I can only describe as a series of “brush fires of chaos” crop up, one right after another, throughout the day. None of these things were big issues; they were just little frustrations that kept tripping me up and disrupting the day.
The funny thing is that the chaos ensued immediately following a sweet time of worship with the Lord and other believers. The transition from peace to frustration was like jumping in a cold swimming pool on a warm summer day. As I looked to God in response to these little brush fires, He reminded me of two truths. First, God is NOT the author of confusion or chaos. (1 Cor 14:33) So, I was pretty sure that Satan was the source of the frustration on this particular day. Secondly, God reminded me that He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4) This assurance was exactly what I needed! From that point on, I was able to face those little “chaos brush fires” with confidence, knowing that I was not on my own to deal with them and that God would not allow things to get out of control.
I have been working at WBFJ since September 2004 when God threw me out of the boat I was riding in and set me on a new and wonderful course. I love co-hosting the morning show, although the lack of sleep does make me a bit loopy at times.
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