Have you ever lost power during a storm? It is amazing how dependent we are on our plug-in devices. We are cut off from the world, especially if our cell phone batteries were low at the time. We can’t refrigerate our foods, or nuke it n the microwave. Even if you have a gas stove, it may have an electric ignition. We may have candles, but they burn down, and battery operated lanterns give out after a few hours. We begin to realize just how powerless we are when we suddenly have no power source.
As Christians, we have an eternal power source. But so often, we let our batteries run down because we stop connecting with His Holy Spirit. We think we can get through our day on our own energy, forgetting the deep need to recharge through prayer. Like our cell phones, we need to pug into God each and every day. That is the only way we can continue to communicate.
The best thing? Even in the midst of a major storm in our life, God’s power will never flicker on and off. It will never go out. All we need to do is plug ourselves into His mercy and grace again and be filled with His Spirit.
I have a battery strength indicator device. I put a rechargeable battery to it and it will glow green for full strength, yellow for partial strength and red for need more power quick. My soul has a battery strength indicator as well. I can tell when I am running low on strength. I need a recharging of His holy power. I must plug into His wisdom through prayer.
Don’t forget to recharge today- before the next storm hits! When you feel weakened, you can find strength in God. No one can act on their own resources for very long. Realize where the true power lies and tap into it. It’s the wise thing to do.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)