A man who lived on Long Island was able to satisfy a lifelong ambition by purchasing a very fine barometer. When the instrument arrived at his home, he was extremely disappointed to find that the indicating needle appeared to be stuck, pointing to the sector marked "HURRICANE." After shaking the barometer vigorously several times, its new owner wrote a scorching letter to the store from which he had purchased the instrument. The following morning on the way to his office in New York, he mailed the letter. That evening he returned to Long Island to find not only the barometer missing, but his house also. The barometer's needle had been right - there was a hurricane!
God is the Christian's barometer in life. Trust that He will give you direction in life. Isaiah 26:7 says, "The path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth" (NIV). Sometimes it is hard to live by faith especially when you find yourself surrounded by storms and times of testing. But it is only when we fully give over the controls of our lives to God that we can meet our eternal potential.

 - Turning Point Daily Devotional, 1/4/04