We just had a blackout a few days ago. In the Philippines, we call it “brown-out” as a comedic expression of the Filipino brown skin. Well, whatever term we use, without electricity, we Filipinos know the troubles we go through. The extreme heat is intensified, we can’t exactly function, especially in businesses, we’d go crazy without the computer. How are we going to make calls? That’s exactly how I felt and boy, is it boring! I go crazy when I’ve got nothing to do. With that, God enlightened my heart on how we sometimes allow a spiritual blackout in our lives. I came across this blog which emphasizes the same burden I’m having lately.
Christ’s power works much differently than electricity. Electricity, as we’ve seen, can be turned off or stopped. Christ’s light cannot. It doesn’t go out during the storms of life. It’s always there. It doesn’t need anything to generate it or distribute it. All it needs is an outlet, or someone to turn on the switch. I’d say that he provides us all the power we need without cost, but this wouldn’t be true. He requires payments of sincere efforts, humility, sacrifice, service, and love. Without our payments He can’t send as much of His power as He’d like to, and we’ll be sitting in the dark. I don’t know about you, but I rather enjoy all the comforts and conveniences that come from having Christ’s power in my life!
The times that I feel the lights dimming in my life are the times that I know I need to get up and turn on the switch and pay more attention to Him. I may have let too many distractions sneak in or have just gotten lazy in my efforts or let life’s disappointments get me down. Whatever the case, life is so much better with His light that it’s worth every effort to keep it on! I can live without electricity but not without Christ’s power.
I believe it’s time to turn on the switch and let His “Electricity” bring forth power and charge up our lives once again!
Blessed day everyone! 🙂