Snow Blower

This winter I asked my husband to show me how to use the snow blower.
 He demonstrated the process step by step.

1. Fill with Gas
2. Turn the throttle
3. Press the priming pump 10 times
4. Pull the cord
5. Adjust throttle
6. Adjust snow blower 

It looked so easy and it started right away for my husband.

Yesterday it snowed about 5 inches and my husband was out of town. So I dressed in warm clothing and proceeded out to the garage to give it a try.

I peeked into the gas tank, full.

Turned the throttle, pushed the primer 10 times.
Pulled the cord-nothing!
Pulled the cord again, nothing!
Pulled the cord a third time, nothing!
I looked at the snow blower to make sure that I hadn't forgotten anything! 
Defeated, I put the machine back into the corner, grabbed the snow shovel and proceeded to clear the driveway!
Honestly, I don't know what I did wrong, except that I didn't have enough strength to do it on my own!

There are many things that I try to do on my own strength and most often I fail. 

Forgiving others
Breaking a habit
Being humble
Holding my tongue
Changing my thoughts
Behaving kindly when I want to behave badly!
Showing love when I have been wronged
I know that I can not do it on my own strength and I must rely on the strength that Jesus gives if I ever expect to change.  

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. II Corinthians 12:9

God's strength is also mentioned in these verses;

Philippians 4:13
Psalm 18:32-34
1 Corinthians 10:13
2 Peter 1:3

I can do nothing on my own that will last, that will cause a permanent change.
There is no power to change, to save, to recreate except that of the resurrected Jesus!


1 comment:

  1. One of the best post about snow removal. Thanks for nice work. keep it up.


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