It finally got cold enough in my neck of the woods last month to light the gas logs in the office.
I opened the tank and shut-off valves, then turned the logs to “pilot” and pushed the igniter button, convinced I’d hear its click and then the “swoosh” of igniting gas . . .
. . . only there was no click.
I pushed again. And again. And again.
All of these gallons of gas in my tank, ready to warm me up and the people around me, and nothing.
Useless without a click.
I contemplated grabbing the grill lighter until my associate said, “Have you looked in the manual to troubleshoot?”
Now whoever heard of a man doing that? Looking in the manual when you can blow up the office on your own with a grill lighter?
She was off to find it before I could shamefully admit, “No.” We work well together like that.
“Says here it has a battery. Did you replace it?” she asked.
I smiled that little “Are you kidding?” smile again. She brought me a battery with the instruction, “Plus side out.”
I unscrewed the igniter. Placed the new battery in. Tightened the igniter. Turned on the gas.
This time “click” was followed by “swoosh.”
I had a great plan—warm the office with the gas logs.
I was unable to do it on my own.
I needed a click.
A spark that bursts into a blaze.
The next time you plan to do something, like plan the way you want to live, remember you’ll need a click, like a tongue of fire to make you able to live it.
Let the God of the Click power your life and enable you to live the way you want as you increase your faith with greater joy at work so you love God and others more.
Dr. Joey Faucette
What do you want God to click for you today and get your fire started?