The other morning, I was checking e-mail on the lap top. I happened to notice the battery was low, and ignored the nudge I felt to plug the computer into the electrical outlet.
A few minutes later, 11 minutes left on battery popped up. Eleven minutes? Plenty of time. No problem.
Before long, the Plug into power source now warning appeared.
I rummaged for the power cord in the bag by my side, and fumbled behind me to plug the cord into the wall socket, before the computer died.
As I continued checking e-mail, confident the power would last as long as I needed it, I began to ponder.
Isn’t that a lot like how we handle life? We run on our own, limited, battery power, knowing we are depleting our energy, but we refuse to take the time to plug into the ultimate power source that is available to us.
We refuse to access Jesus either through prayer, counsel from Godly friends, or through studying God’s word, the Bible.
Sometimes, we falsely believe we can make it the last eleven minutes, last two days, last 4 weeks, last whatevers, on our own before we crash. Depleted. Exhausted. Done in.
As I’ve mentioned before, Jesus is our true power source. He is always there. He’s got our back. He is waiting for us to plug into him for our strength. Our energy. Our everything.
Unlike in the movie, Flash Gordon, where Dale says, “Flash, I love you, but we’ve only got
14 hours to save the earth!” Jesus’ power is not limited. He is not bound by time, like we are. Jesus’ power is greater than anything we could ever accomplish on our own.
Whatever it is that we are trying to get through, we need Jesus. And you know what the great thing is? Jesus is more than willing to extend his power to us.
All we have to do to receive his help, is cry out to Jesus.
Is anyone crying for help? God is listening, ready to rescue you.
Psalm 34:17 The Message
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