Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rewired for Strength

 Isaiah 40: 28-31
There is a circuit breaker in our RV home that “pops” if too many appliances are plugged into the wall sockets it supports.  We have to remember that, if we want to make toast, brew coffee, or I need to dry my hair, the floor heater in the living room needs to first be unplugged.  It is apparent that the electrician who wired our 5th wheel according to the manufacturer’s design failed to consider adding another breaker to handle the overload.  The problem is that now the circuit breaker is becoming worn out from being reset and will probably need to be replaced soon.

Sometimes I feel like that circuit breaker.  As I step out in faith for the LORD, my zeal for spreading His Gospel can propel me to add “appliances” to what He is asking me to do.  In essence, I am overloading the circuit that connects me to His power source and determines which direction He desires it go.  At other times, I become so weary over rampant sin, apathy, complacency, or rejection that the current between me and God threatens to become disrupted.  I am apt to become silent and dejected, preferring to leave others to their fate.  I call this an “Oh, well!” moment.  For a Christian commanded by her Master to give His message to the lost, this is not a good position in which to be.

However, there is a vast difference between the weakness of our RV’s electrical grid and that of the One that feeds power to my soul.  When the breaker fails in my RV, there is no reserve power available to support particular locations within it.  It must be manually reset by someone, and there is no guarantee that it will remain in the position necessary to sustain the appliances it is feeding.

In contrast, there is a limitless supply of energy available to draw upon from God when the current to my faith is in jeopardy of “popping” out of service.  The need to have my attitude or thinking reset requires only a word, and the One who is able to do it is readily available if I will only speak it.

Unlike the electrician’s failure to wire our RV adequately, my soul has been rewired for strength by a Master Electrician.  When I dangerously get close to one of those “Oh, well!” moments, He is there to ensure the current of His grace is not disrupted and that it continues to flow to others who are in desperate need of it.

Do you feel a power failure coming on?  It is not for a lack of Divine power that your energy supply is dwindling.  A quick examination of what you are plugged into may be beneficial to why you find yourself needing to reset your breaker.  Always remember that the Power Grid you are on is eternal and is readily available whenever you need it.

"But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me."  ~~ 2Cor. 12:9

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