Listening to my favorite Christian Radio Station lifts my spirits and fills the house with music to chase away the quiet and the evil one who is always lurking and waiting for a chance to bring darkness. When my cats use the spot behind the loveseat to play catch me if you can, they loosen and sometimes entirely pull the plug from the outlet. When my radio is unplugged, the music stops.
Life is like that. There are times when we reach a spiritual dry period. We forget to keep God in our decisions and move along following our own plan. We haven’t forgotten God or love Him less, we’ve just become unplugged.
Faith requires more than believing. Even Satan believes in Christ. Our relationship with our Heavenly Father needs a constant connection. Our plug needs to be firmly into Him to be filled with the Holy Spirit and gain the knowledge to feed our souls. He wants us to enjoy life to the fullest and to do this means loving others, having compassion, mercy, and helping those in need. He gives to us so we can give back to Him through sharing with those He puts in our path.
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5 (ESV).
My daily prayers include thanking God for He provides, whether it be the beauty of a sunrise, a warm bed, food, or music. Everything comes from Him. He gives us our daily bread and we consume it by reading His word. In the Bible are guidelines for a happy life if we just trust and obey.
My heart rejoices to be able to share my love and joy through the written word. He gives each of us gifts and asks us to use them to bless others.
I’m plugged in, are you?