Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Plugged In

So, We have been in Colorado since December 18th. I packed and planned and of course in the hustle and bustle of it all, I forgot my power adaptor to my laptop. In my laptop bag, I had my (this is simply ridiculous, but) ipod shuffle, ipod video nano, a few earbuds, two power charges for our iphones and of course the usb ports to keep everything synched while we were away!
The analogy is simple. None of these things will work if the source is NOT charged. There is some battery life to be squeezed out for some time. It will perform but only temporary.

As Nick and I were packing I had the thought that I didn't need to pack my bible. I could just use his. This analogy grew within my head that we all individually need to plug in to our power source. As Christ follower's, this is done in the Word. I have grown to love and appreciate and need the Word in my life. I feel like a drained battery and worth nothing if I haven't drawn from it's power!

Here I sit at my sister's house (who is as Mac crazy as me and has plenty of power adapters for me to get some juice!) Yet another picture of this Christian life is lived. We have family/the body to offer aid when needed.

I'm so energized by Christ within. I'm fueled by His love. Are you plugging in each day? Oh, how blessed we are to have the Word so readily available to us to keep us charged throughout each day!!!


Chelle said...

Amen amen and amen again!

Staceystace said...

Unfortunately I have not been energized for a while. In fact, I have been exhausted - for this very reason. Not enough time in the Word. Thanks for the reminder!

Mimi said...

Such a good WORD picture for this generation!! How can we ever have Christ dwell richly in our hearts without His Word?? Just can't happen!! So thankful that you get that!!!

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soonercolby said...

Oh Rachel, your words are so divinely written. It's evident God is speaking through your words. You should be a writer - a REAL, published writer. God has blessed you with the gift of writing and with the gift of inspiration.

The McKays said...

great analogy. i love it. xoxo