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15 March 2009

Holding A Charge

A few days ago, a Turning Point devotion broached the subject of being "charged up," and made reference to something that most of us can relate to these days - the battery power of our cell phones. Think about it. Ten years ago, maybe even five years ago - did you even own a cell phone? The older models were far more apt to lose battery power than the newer phones of today. What happens, however, when you fail to charge your cell's battery? (written 20 Mar 2008)

If your cell is anything like mine, it goes and goes ... then it stops. Very little warning, it stops working. Not just quits, but powers itself down! Can you relate to that? I can, in more ways than one. Much as my cell battery needs that power cable to maintain a top charge, my body needs the healing charge of sleep to keep running at a peak performance level. Sleep, however, is not the only thing a human body requires. We also require nourishment (fuel, if you will). This nourishment is not only physical, but I believe it must also be spiritual.

When I began writing devotions nearly a year ago, I experienced a sense of fulfillment that is almost indescribable unless, of course, you also write. There is something about being able to get the thoughts and feelings out, to put them down, that offers both relief and sustenance. There are times when the words are almost too personal. For those who know me well, those particular devotions raise questions on a more personal level.

Whatever method we choose to refuel, recharge, or replenish our bodies - let us not forget the most important one. Filling up with the Spirit, the love of Jesus, the word of God, is the best power source we can ever hope to tap into. Find your way, find His word, look to Jesus today. Ask Him to refuel you - it is a choice you will never regret!

Jesus, thank you for being my always on, never weakening, endless power supply. May I take the strength that you give me and share it as you would have me do.

"But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life." ~Titus 3:4-7 NIV

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