I finished with repair #2 at midnight last night. Hoping it worked was turned to joy when hot water came out of the faucets the next morning!
The incident made me think of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit is eternal, immortal, and much like a power surge, He cannot be contained. Some of my experiences and encounters with the Holy Spirit have shorted my circuits. The Bible describes the Spirit as wind, water, breath, a dove, and fire. Fire.
Fire purifies. It is used to bring a hardening to a blade. The Holy Spirit can burn off the useless things in our lives and refine us to a purer, stronger person.
I am willing and wanting the Holy Spirit do a purifying, strengthening work in my life this year.
By asking Him to come as a power surge in my life and burn off my character flaws and to bring tensile strength out of my weak areas.