On my husband’s rare down time, he enjoys sitting in his recliner, reading the news or playing games on his phone. He’s a “can’t sit still doing nothing” kind of guy. I like to give him a hard time about his phone habits and without fail, he has me laughing because spontaneous ads will pop up and always lure him in. Immediately he’s telling me all about them. The last one was a “smart” iPhone charger. He shared it with me because I am always complaining about how quickly my cell battery dies. That battery can be at 45% and within seconds, she’s gone. Obviously something needs to be fixed. It can be very frustrating to watch it lose its power so quickly. Of course, I’m never close to my charging cord, and then the cord is never long enough for me to multi task, so I don’t plug it in. Inevitably it dies. The only uninterrupted charging time it gets is while I am resting as I sleep.
That’s when I realized Mike’s battery never gets that low. And yes that convicted me. 😂😂 Not just because of the amount of time I apparently spend on my phone, but also because I am JUST like that stupid iPhone. I have too many apps open in my mind and they drain my power. I’m on social media too often and it drains my power. I continually feel the need to answer every text and notification. My personality stresses when I don’t, and it drains me~and when all these things crowd in, I can guarantee that I am too far away from my power source. I’m trying to do everything on my short term battery life without being plugged into God’s power and then, when I have nothing left to give, within seconds I lose it. I’m gone. Obviously, something needs to be fixed. I need to be plugged in again. I need to set the time aside to rest in Him. To get charged by His word. To plug in every worry, hurt, disappointment and care. To refuel my heart’s battery by praising and thanking Him for all He’s ever done for me and all He’s going to do. I can’t ever allow myself to get too far away from Him or my battery will die.
Next time you’re on your phone and realize it needs to be charged, ask yourself how long it’s been since your heart has been recharged as well. The world continually comes up with new ideas for faster charging of our phones, but ultimately they will always need a power source, just like our heart always need it’s Power source. There isn’t a quick fix~going to church for one hour but never spending time with God the rest of the week is not enough to charge our hearts. Listening to christian music on our way to work is not enough to charge our hearts. Saying a quick prayer as we fall asleep at night is not enough to charge our hearts. We all need uninterrupted time with our Savior. Time where we shut the world out, where we close all the apps that are open in our mind and focus solely on Him. Once we do that, all the little things won’t drain our power. Our beating battery will have joy as we give Him 100%. Our heart will have peace~because it’s resting in Him.
What is your power source?
Hebrews 12:2, John 4:14, Phil. 4:7, Phil. 3:14, Psalm 23:3, I John 1:4, Psalm 16:11