This morning as I was washing the dishes, I was praying and pondering all the amazing things God has done in the last year. I am amazed at some of the exciting things He is in the midst of doing right now. Last night, as we talked with some of our dear friends and board members, we joked about God being so far out in front of us. He seems to be moving so much faster than us, we wish he would slow down and let us catch up or at least catch our breath.
As I was praying about this, the Lord said “Silly child, if I let you catch up with me, you might get the impression that you have something do with my plans, you might get the idea that YOU can do it in your own strength or you can make it happen. I am at work on my plan and you are just the conduit.”
I started thinking about that - conduit - what is conduit anyway? According to Wikipedia - “electrical conduit is a piping system used for the routing and protection of electrical wiring.” Interesting, so I am simply a routing system for God’s love, his grace and his power.
When an electrician installs conduit, the conduit doesn’t tell the electrician where to install it. The electrician knows what type of conduit to put in various locations based on it’s capacity to handle power. The conduit itself has no power or ability to generate power. There is a source of power and there is a recipient of power, but the conduit is simply a path through which the power may pass.
So, we have no power on our own to execute God’s plan. He is the source of power, the people of Guatemala are some of the recipients of his power and we are simply a path through which his power may pass.
Lord, lead on and we will follow. Do your thing in us and in this ministry you are building. May we humbly allow your power to pass through us as you are building your kingdom.