One day, while lying on my living room floor, I caught a glimpse of the equalizer on my stereo system. For some strange reason, I was intrigued by the power button. I noticed just beneath the button were pictures depicting the “on” and “off” position for the unit. The picture for the “off” position was raised up. However, the picture for the “on” position showed the button was pressed in. The power button had to be pressed “in” for the power to come on. It occurred to me while lying there, the same thing applies to my relationship with God. I’ve got to press in to God for His power to operate in my life.
I don’t know about you, but there have been times when I’ve experienced a power outage in my Christian walk. In retrospect, I realize the source of the outage stemmed from my negligence. My power button was raised up, causing the flow from my power source to become disrupted. I tried to operate in my own strength; shifting me to the “off” position. My power outages generally started with a gradual decrease in prayer, and/or quiet time with the Lord, and/or personal Bible study. That’s when things would really fall apart.
But God… who is rich in mercy, resumes the flow of power if only we press in to Him.
Are you experiencing a power outage? If so, check to see if your “power” button is pressed in. If it’s not, assume the power position. Stop what you’re doing right now, get on your knees and get reconnected. Allow God to recharge your spiritual battery. Remember…in order to walk in God’s power and authority, you must stay pressed in to Him.
Pressing In With You,
Reverend Cynthia Jackson