Low battery 10%.
We quickly dim the brightness and turn notifications off. We know to conserve our phone power until we are around a reliable charging source.
We had to actually CHOOSE to ignore the two warnings of low battery life to continue to use it.
Then, gone……black screen. See ya’ later alligator….
Our phones even give us a warning.
Moms, we do this all the time. Not with the low battery warnings on our phones — with ourselves. Taking care of ourselves becomes an after thought. We completely ignore the warnings that God has placed in our lives to let us know that we are running on less than a full charge. Yet, we ignore the warnings. Dismiss. Dismiss. Dismiss.
Then — here’s the most ironic part — we are upset and angry at either ourselves or someone else (who hasn’t yelled out in their house, “Who took my charger?”) — when our phone dies. When our phones succumb to neglect, it has no other choice but to shut down to protect itself and its memory.
So much of life is like this. So many of us beat ourselves up and blame others for our “lack of juice” when we had the power to charge ourselves up the whole time!
Just as we plug in our electronics for chargng, so should we with our souls to God. When our “juice’ runs out and we are only at 10%, only the plugging in to the Holy Spirit is ever going to get us to 100%. And keep us there!
Plug your charger in the ultimate charging station, the Holy Spirit on a regular basis.
Consider prayer the lightning charger for a mom!
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