“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.” – 2 Peter 1:3 (NLT)
Recently I was using my computer and a screen popped up notifying me that my battery was at a critical level and needed to be plugged in to a power source. Sometimes the plug that goes into the computer gets knocked loose when I move it, so I just pushed it in a little more, and assumed the problem was resolved. That is, until my screen went black and my computer shut down.
I checked to make sure the computer was plugged in. It was. I took the battery out and reinserted it. I did everything I could think of to get my computer restarted. It didn’t.
I went into panic mode thinking my computer was toast and I hadn’t backed it up lately! I confess that I have come to rely on my computer for my blog site, paying online bills, banking, e-mail, Facebook, and more. As much as I hate to confess it, alas, it is true.
As I racked my brains for how to restart my computer, I realized the light for the surge protector was off. As I flipped the switch back on, all the things connected to it suddenly came back to life. My problem simply was that I had not turned on the power source! Once I was connected to the power source, everything functioned properly.
Have you ever been at a point in your life when things seem to be going haywire? You know there is a problem, and you are trying your hardest to troubleshoot and fix it—but it’s just not working. Those are the times when you need to go to the power source.
My power source is the Lord. When I am not staying connected to Him, I find that things just don’t function right in my life. I will start flagging, losing my energy and my focus. On the opposite side, if I stay plugged into His Word, spending time in prayer and study, the power starts flowing freely.
How about you? How do you stay connected to God? Think about ways that you can stay connected to God and make sure that you are truly connected to the power source.