The Power Source

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Church News - By Corri Bryne, Pas­tor

As our homes are in­creas­ingly be­com­ing smart homes, we have phones that con­trol our lights, our power, can turn on alarms, tv’s or the oven. We can play mu­sic through speak­ers through­out our house. We can open and close doors and gates. We can even walk into our tem­per­a­ture con­trolled en­vi­ron­ment as we get home from work.

Wow. Isn’t it in­cred­i­ble. Are you not blown away by the ad­vances of tech­nol­ogy.

Yet, with all this in­cred­i­ble fu­tur­is­tic liv­ing it still re­lies on one source to drive it all - power.

With­out power what use is a mo­bile phone? Or a tele­vi­sion? Even a fridge be­comes no more than a cup­board.

With­out power many of our smart ap­pli­ances are ren­dered useless or un­fit to ful­fill their pur­pose.

Isn’t that also true of us?

Smart peo­ple walk­ing around with gifts, tal­ents and ca­pa­bil­i­ties but ren­dered vir­tu­ally useless be­cause we are not plugged in.

“But you will re­ceive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my wit­nesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Sa­maria, and to the ends of the earth.” - Acts 1:8

All of us are given special gifts and tal­ents, yet not all of us have plugged in to use them.

Do we charge up in the Holy Spirit? Do we plug into the Word? Do we con­nect in prayer, wor­ship and fel­low­ship?

“For I know the plans I have for you, de­clares the Lord, plans to pros­per you, to give you hope and a fu­ture”.

- Jeremiah 29:11

Yet we can’t op­er­ate on no power, or even ef­fi­ciently on half power.

A torch al­most out of bat­tery is of lit­tle use when sud­denly found in the dark. The pur­pose of a torch only comes to the fore when it’s called upon in the dark.

So if dur­ing it’s hour of need it of­fers at best a slight glim­mer it hasn’t ful­filled its pur­pose. It should shine bright!

When a Chris­tian is called on the hour of need, will you be ready? Will you shine bright or be a mere re­flec­tion of what could be?

“You are the light of the world”. Yet how can we ful­fill that light if we are not plugged in. If we are not con­nected.

Recharge in the Word, in prayer, in the Spirit, recharge in wor­ship and fel­low­ship. Con­nect into the Fa­ther and you will re­ceive power en­abling you to ful­fill the plans and pur­pose God has for you.

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