Last night, it happened again. I am almost embarrassed to admit this mistake. Remember, I am only human. I pray that this confession won’t cause you to take me off of the high and lofty pedestal on which you have placed me. (That’s just a joke, folks!)
Here’s my shortcoming. Last night, I was so, so, so tired that I failed to place my iPhone on its charger as I was going to bed. It was a horrible, egregious mistake. But I take comfort in these three facts.
- It’s not the first time that this has happened and I lived through it.
- It’s not going to be the last time that it will happen.
- And the person reading this post (that’s you) has also done this perhaps over and over again.
This morning, I discovered that the iPhone’s battery power was almost totally depleted because of the heavy usage yesterday. Thankfully, I knew the remedy for my dilemma and immediately began to recharge its battery. To relieve those concerned about this dire situation, the problem is behind me and my recharged battery has all of the power needed for today. Believe me when I write that this won’t happen again tonight. On the charger, it will go!!!
I know that this post might be simplistic. But believe me when I write that the following four bullet points are a needed reminder about recharging our spirit.
- You and I need to charge our spirit batteries. The demands of life can take a toll on and drain our spirit. Replenishing our spirit isn’t a luxury. It is a necessity. “A person who speaks in tongues is strengthened personally in the Lord…” (1 Corinthians 14:4, New Living Translation)
- You and I need to charge our spirit batteries daily. The charging of my iPhone two nights ago wasn’t enough to perpetually keep my iPhone keeping on. The same can be said of the working of the Holy Spirit. While last Sunday’s service was amazing, Sunday was Sunday and today is today. (Ain’t that deep?) We need a daily download of power, strength, and encouragement that comes as we pray in the Spirit.
- You and I need to charge our spirit batteries daily in the biblical way. We don’t have to look for an alternate source for charging our spirit. The apostle Jude tells us, “But ye beloved, building up yourself on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.” (Jude 20).
- You and I need to charge our spirit batteries daily in the biblical way so that we can operate and flow in the gifts within us. If you are like me, you have dozens of incredible apps on your iPhone including apps for games, navigation, communication, and information. But, as great as these apps might be, they are totally worthless without the power to launch the apps. Praying in other tongues is the Holy Spirit to human spirit activater.
I know that you already know everything that I have just shared. But, sometimes (oftentimes) we need to “know” again. Starting today, let’s take this opportunity to “reknow” the necessity of daily keeping our spirit on the Holy Spirit’s charger. Better yet, starting today, let’s take full advantage of being fully charged and ready each day for the will of God in and through us.