We are in the middle of loadshedding at the moment.
When that happens, nothing electric works.
We have an electronic gate. Fortunately there is a manual override and when the battery is exhausted, the gate can be pushed. It works, but it is a lot of effort. A nagging background fear is that the battery will go flat when everybody is out and we won’t be able to get in to activate the manual override.
We are designed to be connected to a power source – God himself through the Person of the Holy Spirit. He is the Spirit of power, love and self-discipline. (2 Tim 1:7)
Often I am tempted to try to live the Christian life in my own strength. I call upon my own resources. It is like choosing to switch the gate to manual and push with all my might.
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3 NIV)
Lord, please remind me that You have provided everything I need to face the challenges of today and every day. I rest in your arms and allow You to take charge of the situation. Amen.