Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Charged Up

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness.
2 Peter 1:3

I HAVE A RECHARGABLE VACUUM that is great for quick cleanups around the house. I say quick cleanups because while it starts off strong, after a while the motor begins to slow down, and the vacuum requires a recharge. It has to be plugged in for its battery to get more power. After a recharge its power is increased, and it’s ready again.

Our faith is like that vacuum. We need to be plugged into God’s power. Once we are charged up through worship, prayer, and our faithful following of the Bible’s examples, then we have His power to go out and spread the Good News. His power energizes us to make a clean sweep of the sin in our lives.

After a while however, we may see our energy decline. We can even get burnt out. We need a daily recharge. We must continue in faith to be plugged into God’s power for our lives. We still have to strive, but it is God’s power that achieves His purposes for us. His grace fills in the gaps left by our short circuits and power failures.

Don’t be left powerless. Plug into the One who not only recharges our faith, but is also the everlasting Light of the world. Like the famous bunny in the battery commercial, He keeps going and going.

Plug into the Bible and get recharged today.


This devotion by me originally appeared in Light from the Word. Check out their devotions on-line!


D.J. Hughes said...

This is a great analogy! Apart from Him, we can do nothing!

Warren Baldwin said...

I agree with D.J. - great analogy that fixes the image in our minds.

A multi-dimensional life said...

This is a great analogy Kelly! A perfect reminder that we need to remain connected to Him not only remembrance but for survival. Thanks for the creative connection!

JT said...

I feel re-charged after reading this post. I added myself as a follower. God Bless You.

Sonya Lee Thompson said...

Great analogy, Kelly!! I will be reminded of that each time I use my vacuum!