Before You Do Stuff

Before you do stuff.  -christyfitzwater.com

After 12 hours of driving from the middle of Wyoming to our home that almost bumps into Canada, we walked in the door to the most horrific grinding motor sound coming from upstairs. I dropped everything in my hands and ran for our bedroom.

Our poor little window AC unit sounded like she was about to blow, so I turned her off. The window sill was dripping with water, and ice had formed on the bottom edges.

We figured the filter needed cleaned.

So Matt pulled the unit out of the window, and I went downstairs to wash the filter in the sink. Meanwhile, he went for the owner’s manual to confirm that this was likely a dirty filter problem.

I washed the filter and put it back into the unit, and that was when Matt started reading the manual directions out loud.

Don’t wash filter in hot water. Did you wash it in hot water?

I didn’t think so.

Don’t put the filter back in the AC unit while it’s still wet. Was it still wet?

I didn’t think so.

Good grief.

I’m going to make this ridiculous spiritual application today: It’s always really nice to know the right thing to do before we act. 

So let’s pray a bit longer today about what’s ahead of us and listen closely to any specific instructions the Spirit might have for us.

“…pray at all times in the Spirit…”  (Ephesians 6:18 NASB)