Not extended ago, I left my FitBit to charge beside my bed. I went about my day and returned a handful of hours later to gather it. But significantly to my dismay, it was nonetheless absolutely dead! I checked the outlet, checked the plug…and checked the charger. What do ya’ know? In my rush, I hadn’t appropriately lined up the dots on the back of the watch with the dots on the charger…there was no connection. And it created me believe.
What Went Incorrect
So numerous days, I wake up, study a swift verse or two, pray a small prayer, and go on with my day. But as each and every hour proceeds, I locate myself tired, irritable, impatient, and fairly honestly, selfish and unloving. And I wonder what went incorrect? I spoke to the Lord that morning, study His word…I should really be complete of the Fruits of the Spirit! Loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind…you know the list.
But the truth is, I hurriedly went via the motions. I sat down, plugged in, and threw a swift “quiet time” collectively. But I failed to connect. I failed to be nonetheless and enable myself to be recharged and rejuvenated by the One particular who brings rest and healing to the soul.
Lining up these dots…truly connecting…takes precision and care.
It requires slowing down and providing undivided interest to the activity at hand. It requires anything I do not give most days…much less of me and extra of Him.
This small lesson place a longing in my heart to be filled to the brim with the Lord and His goodness. To recharge in His arms and be capable to reside life abundantly Every single day. Not be half-connected or barely hanging on, but feeling that spark of life regularly.
But one particular query remained.
How do I know when I’m completely connected? How do I know when I’ve recharged? A telephone or game or other electronic device shows a battery with the percentage that has been filled on the screen. Regrettably, our hearts do not come with that! But, there are other approaches to inform when our hearts and minds are complete of strength from the Lord.
Ya’ prepared? We believe items, say items, and do things…that we in our personal strength couldn’t generally do. That is the inform-tale sign.
Let’s play a game. I’ll give you some scenarios and you believe about what you would generally say or do vs. what you would say or do with the Lord’s presence.
- A auto cuts you off driving and you slam on your brakes…
- Your little ones are arguing and hitting each and every other in the back seat…
- Your husband has forgotten to take out the trash for the 98709 time…
- A co-worker is speaking behind your back at function and smiling to your face…
Any of these hit a nerve? Me also. And it hurts my heart when I believe of the reactions I give, compared to the responses the Lord would have for me.
My hope is that we will all completely recharge in the Lord. That we will wait on Him and His provision. And that we will reside in complete freedom and strength that only He can give.
“From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for assistance when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety…Let me reside forever in your sanctuary, secure beneath the shelter of your wings!” Psalm 61: two,four