Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Did I say 'Just' ???

Note:  This picture of my daughter's eye doesn't really have anything to do with the following blog post...but thought it was prettier than a power cord ;)

I recently got my laptop back from being fixed -
grateful it was just the power cord.  Phew!!

Did I say 'just' ?

Granted, it's a quick, cheap $30 fix,
but no matter how expensive the laptop is,
and how intricate the capabilities of it...

it's rendered 'useless' without power.

It sits all pretty on the desk,
but it's capabilities are paralyzed.

Frozen.

Paused.

I think of all the abilities and capabilities we have lying around dormant -

being unused...

because our 'power cord' needs a fixin'.

Certain functions and God given talents can only be unleashed by His power.

No other cord will do.

Just like we could try and borrow someone elses laptop power cord that wasn't designed for our specific computer -

we tend to borrow all kinds of power the world offers us.

The 'power' of positive thinking.
The Law of Attraction.
The Self Help Movement.
The list goes on.

The only power designed to charge you up is from the
Designer Himself.

The God of the Universe.

And unless we plug into Him,
we will never function the way He intended us to.

As I was just using my laptop, I was getting agitated because there seemed to be a delay.

I would give it a command -
loooooong delay...

then finally it would do what I wanted.
(frustrating!)

How often am I like that?

God gives me a command -
loooooong delay...

then finally I do what He wanted.

Sigh.

Matthew 4:19 says, "Jesus said to them, 'Come, follow me! I will teach you how to catch people instead of fish."

and their response was in vs. 20,
"They IMMEDIATELY left their nets and followed him."
(they didn't call their Mama, didn't check their Horoscope, never contemplated or even scratched their head...
IMMEDIATELY!)

No delay.

P.S.  About the random eye picture up above...here's a verse that ties it all up so I look like I planned it:
Matthew 6:22 says, "The eye is the lamp of the body.  So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light."
(and that all starts with 'Power' surging from the proper Power Source.  The end. ;)



2 comments:

  1. Well stated! Glad your cord is back too. My power to my coffee pot is my double-whammy, super-secret power..

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  2. Thanks Matt! Yes, caffeine just kicks it up a notch!

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