Plug Into the Ultimate Power Source

laptop computer

One morning as I typed on my laptop computer, I noticed the battery was low. I noticed, but did nothing about it. I ignored the nudge to plug into the power source designed to keep the computer functioning.

A few minutes later, 11 minutes left on battery popped up. Eleven minutes? Plenty of time. No problem. I kept typing.

Before long, the Plug into power source now warning appeared.


I rummaged for the power cord in the bag by my side. I fumbled behind me, and plugged the cord into the electrical outlet. With power flowing into the computer, I was able to continue my work.

As I typed, I pondered the comparison between the low battery warning on the lap top, and those times in our lives when we think we can keep running in our own strength.

How often have we falsely believed we do not need to plug into God’s ultimate power source as we watch our low spiritual energy warning count down to zero? If we aren’t careful, that kind of thinking can leave us depleted.

Oh, we might plug into God’s power occasionally. But only enough to get the next task done. Is that really going to keep us going for the long haul?

Perhaps we look at the 11 minutes left warning and believe we can keep running on our own, limited, battery power. Maybe we even wait until the Plug into power source now warning goes off before we reach out to God.

We can be a stubborn bunch, can we not? We believe we don’t need the ultimate power source which is accessible through prayer, the counsel of godly friends, and studying God’s word.

Sometimes, we falsely believe we can make it the last eleven minutes, last two days, last 4 weeks, last whatevers, on our own before we crash. Depleted. Exhausted. Done in.

When we plug into God’s power, we never need to worry about our spiritual battery running out.

Unlike in the movie, Flash Gordon, where Dale says, “Flash, I love you, but we’ve only got 14 hours to save the earth!” God’s power is unlimited. God is not bound by time like we are. His power is way greater than anything we could ever accomplish on our own.

Whatever it is that we are going through, with God, there is no fear of our spiritual battery running out. Don’t ignore the nudge to plug into the ultimate power source. 

How do you plug into the ultimate power source?

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Is anyone crying for help? God is listening, ready to rescue you. Psalm 34:17 (The Message)

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