My computer battery is wimpy.
It runs out of
juice quickly and my screen is grainy
I plug it in. . . .
the fuzz goes away and the screen is bright and light.
Today I told a friend that this morning I woke up grateful for the Lord's abiding presence. "The Lord is near" (Phil 4:5).
Truth is, regardless of whether we are aware or attentive, He is near always. But we have to plug in.
The choice to stay on battery power is like relying on yesterday's breakfast for today's nourishment. You need breakfast today for today's endeavors.
When we forget to plug in to His presence, a lot of things get dull and fuzzed. I forget who I am in Christ with the great hope, inheritance and power that are mine in Jesus (Eph 1). I forget who He is and that all things are held together by His love. And, I forget what He has done to reconcile to Himself all that is lost and broken (Col 1:15-23).
O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples.
Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works.
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually.
Remember the wonderful works he has done . . . . Psalm 105:1-5
Don't forget to plug in. It makes all the difference.