Monday, March 11, 2013

Power-Outage Christian

As a Christian, your relationship with God is comparable to household electricity. The power of God is the electricity, and your life is the house. Without power, your eyes grow strained from trying to see the way through your home. Rooms are gloomy and depressing. The shower does not function. Your body becomes filthy and eventually the food goes bad, making you sick. Stumbling over appliances and being unable to see the growing disorder in your dwelling, you find life frustrating.


The power has been connected. Light reaches every corner. Hot water surges from the faucet. The clock blinks tirelessly, "12:00, 12:00, 12:00...". A new beginning. Set the time. Clean and reorganize the clutter from misled steps. Now you walk confidently, knowing where the chairs and stairway are. Life is so much more simple with access to electric power. The same is true for spiritual power. How foolish it would be to struggle though an extended power outage only because of one disconnected cord! In reality, many Christians live that way.

"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By Whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God, (Romans 5:1;2)."

"For through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father, (Ephesians 2:18)."

"According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him, (Ephesians 3:11;12)."

The less you read God's Word, the dimmer the lamps shine. The less you pray, the less water is pumped for drinking and cleaning. Days are joyless. When you do not take access to God's power, the very reasons of living seem to fade; however, if you do access it, life is effective, direct! God's power is unfathomable, and He wants us to be channels of it. Never has living been so purposeful! Are you connected?