Yesterday I received my first full taste of Indiana spring storm weather. Our area was under a tornado watch and warning throughout the day and into the evening. One of the threats of such storms is the loss of electrical power. Sure enough, we lost power for about an hour late that night.
I will admit I felt a little apprehensive at the thought of losing power. What would happen to all the food in our refrigerator? What if it's cold outside and the heater isn't functioning? What if our cell phones lose power and we can't recharge them at the house?
We have become so dependent on electricity to run our lives. We take for granted the idea that it will always be there when we need it, as close as an outlet; and when it's not, our world is shaken. What if we all lost electrical power for an extended period of time, say a month or so. The prospect of such an event fills us with fear, to say the least. Such is the state of our dependency.
Are we as dependent on God as we are with electricity? Have we become so nonchalant with His grace, mercy, and power in our lives that we simply take it (Him) for granted? Do we expect Him to always be there, as close to us like an electrical outlet, ready to plug ourselves in when we really need Him? Has He become, for many of us, someone to tap into only in moments of need?
Unlike the electric power at our houses, which will always be susceptible to power outages, God will never, ever leave us nor forsake us. His Holy Spirit has been given to us as a guarantee upon our lives, supplying us with God's life-giving power. He is the ultimate power source. So we never have to fear any power outages with God, as long as we stay permanently connected to Him. Are you staying plugged in to God?