We all have a myriad of electrical appliances in your homes, from kitchen gadgets and vacuum cleaners, to television and entertainment equipment, DVD players etc. Some may even be Christmas gifts you received this past few weeks.
If you turn on your electrical appliance and nothing happens, you generally look to try to see what the problem is. More than likely, it's because the appliance has not been plugged in and switched on at the power point. No matter how good the appliance is, without power it becomes a useless piece of equipment. Every week I see such items put out for the rubbish collection in my area.
It's the same in our Christian walk; if our spiritual life does not seem to be functioning, we should check if we are plugged into the divine power source, otherwise you might be as useful as the discarded equipment by the street-side, waiting to be collected by the rubbish collector.
A branch only produces fruit because it is still connected to the tree. If we abide in Christ we are plugged into God’s power source. As a result we will naturally start exhibiting the traits of a Christ-like life.
Sadly, many people try to produce the fruits of Christianity using their own power, and then wonder why their burdens are still heavy and not light, as God's Word says they should be, and why they are constantly under stress and don’t have the joy and peace promised in the Bible.
The truth is, if we are not abiding in Christ and are not plugged into the divine power source by prayer and regular study of the Word, or are not switched on; then we are just like the discarded appliances just taking up space and good for nothing.
John 15:5-6 The Message “I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation is intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire.
So are you switched on yet?
FAMILY FAITH CENTRE
SPECIAL NOTICE: First Thursday Faith Connection starts on Thursday February 1, 2018 at 7.30 - 9.00pm, and will continue on the FIRST Thursday of each month through the rest of the year. The meetings will be a community outreach with teaching by Dr Norm. Invite friends and neighbours who need to be saved or need a touch from The Lord! BRIGHT SINGING and POWERFUL WORD MESSAGES will be the key!