Three years ago, a good friend gave our family a golf cart. It was an awesome gift! With a seat on the back, four of us were able to ride at a time. It provided a fun way for us to travel around the neighborhood and visit the homes of friends.
In addition to the golf cart, we were given a charger. I learned quickly it was (and still is) a vital tool. Each night, I plugged in the golf cart to the charger, which gave the battery needed power. Because we nightly plugged in, we were able to go places.
Spiritually speaking, we daily need to be plugged in to God so we can be strong and move forward. Our hearts must be connected to our Lord. When this happens, His strength flows into us, and we are able to live the life He has intended for us.
How do we plug into God? By walking with Him through scripture. By connecting with Him through prayer. And by bonding with Him through worship. These three disciplines enable us to grow closer to God and to be filled with necessary power for daily living.
Just like our golf cart, we must stay plugged into our God. It's the only way we will be strong. It's the only way we'll progress and go places in life.
So, why not get plugged in now? Let's all do it! And when we do, these words of Paul will become a personal reality for each of us: "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength." (Phillipians 4:13)