There are approximately 185 million power line poles in the U.S. alone. One resides in my lawn and my prayer garden happens to be located almost directly beneath the lines. In my quiet time I have felt the connection between prayer and power lines. The power source for our home is well over 20 miles away yet the flip of a switch proves that power is always there and ready to be accessed because we’re connected to the power source. There are 4 lines. I won’t even pretend to know why, but there just are… I notice them often and I use the four as a visual reminder of these four things.
1. I need my Father in Heaven… His word, his unconditional love, and his protection from evil.
2. I need my Savior, Jesus, the son of God, a living sacrifice… his forgiveness of sin and the example he set for me to love and to serve.
3. I need the Holy Spirit… the counselor, comforter and the one who reminds me of all the things Jesus came to teach.
4. I need to stay connected to my power source through prayer. Prayer changes me. I get lined up with God’s will. I am reminded of God’s faithfulness and I listen carefully to the still-small-voice that seems to speak right to my heart.
His power is available to us as easily as the flip of a switch. When we let his light lead the way things that seemed so complicated and dark can become so clear and bright.
I pray this light for you today. Who or what is your power source? I have spent way too much of my life trying to do things in my own power. I know it’s time to allow his power to be made perfect in my weakness.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV