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8 September – Flat Batteries

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Yesterday I left my phone charger behind and I unfortunately had to watch on as my phone went slowly flat. Flat batteries are annoying at the best of times as we lose connection and the ability to easily communicate and receive information, plus my danger of becoming hopelessly lost because I can’t access my map app.

Everyday life is much the same as my phone battery for we too, if we are not careful can disconnect and run out of “battery power” . Primarily because we’re all designed to stay vitally connected to our power source and creator God who gives us everything we need to live the life we were made for. He is the one who “powers up” and feeds information to our “map app”, our internal world, and our ability to effectively receive revelation and be able to communicate well with both Him and the people around us.

 Without remaining connected to our life source we will soon run out of steam and become weary. We may be able to run on yesterday’s “power up” and revelation for a short time but eventually we”ll notice some functions aren’t working in us, our “heavenly mapp app” can’t download directions properly, our conversation with God keeps breaking up and our behavior with others is affected because we are running on empty and have nothing left to give.

Today I encourage you to be aware of whether you are running off yesterday’s power, wisdom and revelation or are you daily determining to remain vitally connected to your heavenly life source. It’s an important question and one which Jesus instructs us to be aware of and diligent over for without that connection with Him Hevactually states we can effectively do nothing.

“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me…Yes I am the vine and you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” ( John 15:4-5 NLT)

Prayer: Lord please forgive me when I attempt to do things outside of the way you have designed me, which essentially causes me to malfunction. Help me today to remain vitally connected to you. In Jesus name amen

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