I was asking Him to help me with a couple things: not to be annoyed with my daughter and to give me a picture of the verse I'd just read so I could grasp it better. The verse was John 14:20: "When I come back to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." I know what it means, but I was just asking for a clearer understanding. He showed me a Russian nesting doll. I remembered that my parents had bought one for Sarah when they were in Russia. She was still right next to me, so I asked her if she still had those nesting dolls. She went to her room and returned with them in two seconds.
Suddenly, I realized that God had perfectly answered both of my prayers in showing me the Russian dolls and having Sarah complete the lesson for me. It's hard to be annoyed with someone that the Holy Spirit is using.
There I am, the little plain one on the left. I'm not as big and beautifully painted as the one on the right, but
I have Power in me!
And the other one is just an empty shell.