Have you ever wondered why you can’t hear God clearly or even at all? Ever wonder why when you pray it seems that 50 other things come to your mind? Even wonder why you can’t seem to focus on what you want to talk to God about, instead your thinking about what happened earlier or what was about to happen? Has frustration, annoyance and aggravation seem to enter into your personal time with God all because you feel like your attention span is that of a 2 year old?
I know that has been me many times before. Actually just hours ago, it was me!! I was trying to pray to God about some things and my mind went on a excursion, thinking about any and everything else but what I needed to pray about. By the time I realized my mind had wondered I just felt so inadequeate like ” God I can’t even calm my thoughts to pray and talk to you” In that moment I asked God, why is my mind so cluttered? and He answered me…..
I want you to connect to me and your direct source but instead your using a power strip and there are too many things plugged in that fuel your energy.
WOW!!!!!!!!! Well many of you know you can plug something up to a direct outlet or an extension cord (which usually has 2-3 additional outlets) or a power strip that generally has 5+ outlets, which all connect to the main/direct outlet. We just had an event this past Saturday and we several power failures because we had too many appliances plugged into the power strip. They were overpowering the energy that came from the main outlet.
Prayer aka communication with God, hearing from God is like an essential to Christian living like water is essential to our bodies to live. If you don’t hear from God, have a relationship with God, or communicate with Him, your simply going through somebody’s motions and 9 times out of 10 there not God’s!!! Our communication with God may be suffering power failures right now – we may feel like we can’t make it through this next test, we may feel like God is so far away from us, we may feel like everyone who is usually strong around us has abandoned us…. but don’t blame the test, God or others for the power failures in your life. But I want to you check your life….. DO YOU HAVE GOD PLUGGED INTO A POWER STRIP or DOES HE HAVE A DIRECT CONNECITON TO YOU???? When we plug God into the power strip we say, God you have to share me with the rest of these outlets, my friends, family, my boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife, my career, my pastor, and myself. We’re pretty much telling God that His influence isn’t enoughh but we need all these other sources to help fuel our energy!!!
When I looked at it from that perspective I said ” Wow… No I don’t need ANYTHING or ANYONE but YOU Lord!!” Truth is, when we make God our primary source, our direct outlet, we’ll find the other things will not be sources but only supplements to confirm what God is saying to you. I’m taking the challenge…. WILL YOU? I’m pulling the plug on all additional sources and throwing away the power strip and I’m going to connect directly to God!! Will you join me?
Declare this daily to God: Jesus, You are the source of my existence, my reason for living, why I am who I am – Soleil Meade
Ephesians 4:15-16 (MSG)
God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love—like Christ in everything. We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love.