My husband and I went on a mini-vacation over the weekend with some friends and spent several hours in the van getting there. We laughed and talked, looked at the sights around us and the crazy drivers passing us. The farmers in the van assessed the crops along the way and we girls looked through magazines. At one point I chuckled to myself as I noticed 5 of the 6 of us were on our electronic devices. Thankfully the driver was not!
We had a Hotspot turned on the cell phone allowing the iPad® device to access the internet while traveling down the road for one of my friends to order her son’s college books. Another friend was on her cell phone sharing some tips from a favorite internet blog, and I was thumbing through gift ideas on the Pinterest® website from my phone. It didn’t take long for one of us to plug into the charger to recharge our device. All of that activity was causing our cell phone and iPad® devices to have the charge sucked out of it and we needed a recharge!
Those electronic device batteries are just like our lives. We have so much going on at one time that we can get the life sucked out of us pretty quickly. And sometimes it’s all good stuff but we have to be aware of when we need a recharge or we can end up going completely dead in our Christian life.
Saying yes to too many things – even if they are doing for others and doing activities at church – can end up sucking the life out of us quickly. Work, kids, laundry, everyday chores, activities, church, fun and helping others are all good things. But don’t forget to keep Christ at the center of it all. When you feel like things are getting you down and the world is spinning too fast, stop for a bit and get recharged by the One who gives Power and restores Life.
A little down time to RECHARGE is just what the body needs. Unplug today from the world around you if only for a few minutes and plug into the power source from above. Just starting your day with a RECHARGE will make your battery last a lot longer. You may even turn into a little pink bunny with a drum!!