The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10
Yesterday morning I got in my car to go to church. Like I do every Sunday morning I put my key in the ignition to start the car, but this Sunday when I turned the key instead of hearing my engine start running, I heard silence. I turned my key again and again but still there was nothing except dead silence.
Later that day after a bit of investigating and a helpful husband we came to the conclusion that my car had a dead battery. We then connected pair of jumper cables from my husband’s truck to my car and within minutes my car was running and ready to hit the road again.
This weekend was a very stressful weekend for me and I can not explain why but though I was connected well to God Saturday night, by Sunday morning instead of clinging to God, which I know I should do, I somehow lost touch and ended up spending my energy on anything and everything except charging my spiritual battery. I prayed a bit, but I did not really take the opportunity to find time to just sit down and spend quality time with God. First it was the dead battery in my car, then I was late for church. and once I got to church I was flustered about the car and seemed to keep getting distracted by other things and I eventually ended up having a panic attack and missed most of the church service.
Our cars break down when their battery has been drained and pushed to the limit.
People also will break down when we are drained and pushed to our limit. Sometimes like our car batteries we as people also sometimes need jump start.
I realize now that as I sat in church on Sunday morning I had hit my limit and my spiritual battery was drained.
I should know by now that I need to stay connected to Jesus every single day, every chance I get. But instead of staying connected I had flailed around on my own until I ran out of energy and soon found myself in need a jump start.
After my husband and I jump started my car we noticed there is an indicator on top of the battery, if it is black that means the battery is dead and if it is green it is charged. My car’s battery indicator was black, so today I brought the battery to the auto repair to be checked out and see why it was dead. The service technician informed me that my battery was defective so I needed a new battery. Thankfully my car is still under warranty so the new battery was free.
As far as my spiritual battery goes, I am thankful that I can get a recharge anytime I want but it sure is a whole lot easier if I just stay plugged in to the power source at all times.
Each and every day requires being connected to Jesus. Thankfully he is always here ready to fill us with what we need to stay running. And guess what??? The warranty never runs out, it’s unlimited, and always free!
Are you feeling drained today, in need of a jump start?
Connect yourself to the one who can give you what you need to keep going.
Plug yourself in to Jesus, He’s waiting for you.
Have a blessed day,
I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8