Stay spiritually fresh. Stay connected with God. Keep your spiritual batteries charged.
“…be prepared in season and out of season…” 2 Timothy 4:2
For some time, we have known they were coming, but when the first one in town opened this week across the street from my office, I just stood and stared. I am referring to an electric car recharging station. They take major credit cards and all you have to do is plug in until fully charged, however long that may take.
I have never driven an electric car, but I guess it has a charge gauge on the dash much like my car has a fuel gauge. When it gets below a quarter of a tank I know that I need to stop and fill up. The gauge is a constant reminder that if I let the tank (or now batteries) run down, I had better have some good walking shoes.
Our spiritual lives are much the same! If we’d take time each day to re-charge our spiritual batteries by spending a few minutes with God…in His Word, in prayer…we’d worry less because we would know God is in control; our minds would be renewed with the promises of God which offers us much reassurance…especially in crisis; and when we let God order our day, our focus is on His will rather than our to-do list!
Like most, I travel with an extension cord because many hotel rooms don’t have enough outlets for all the devices I have to recharge on a daily basis and for some I even carry a spare battery to get through a sometimes heavy use day.
Should I do anything less to keep my spiritual batteries charged? God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. He doesn’t need to get re-charged, but we do!
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles. They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind. God’s Word tells us to “be ready in season and out of season.” (2 Timothy 4:2) If our spiritual batteries are not kept charged, we won’t be ready when an opportunity or need comes our way.
Stay spiritually fresh. Stay connected with God. Keep your spiritual batteries charged. If only I had a spiritual charge meter to tell me when I have only one bar left like on my phone. But if I charge my phone daily, I never have to count the bars. Charge your spiritual batteries daily and you won’t have to keep track of the power bars on your spiritual screen either.
( a thought on life from John Grant )
By John Grant
Used by Permission
John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practicing attorney