As our homes are increasingly becoming smart homes, we have phones that control our lights, our power, can turn on alarms, tv’s or the oven. We can play music through speakers throughout our house. We can open and close doors and gates. We can even walk into our temperature controlled environment as we get home from work.

Wow. Isn’t it incredible. Are you not blown away by the advances of technology.

Yet, with all this incredible futuristic living it still relies on one source to drive it all – power.

Without power what use is a mobile phone? Or a television? Even a fridge becomes no more than a cupboard.

Without power many of our smart appliances are rendered useless or unfit to fulfill their purpose.

Isn’t that also true of us?

Smart people walking around with gifts, talents and capabilities but rendered virtually useless because we are not plugged in.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.””
‭‭Acts‬ ‭1:8‬

All of us are given special gifts and talents, yet not all of us have plugged in to use them.

Do we charge up in the Holy Spirit? Do we plug into the Word? Do we connect in prayer, worship and fellowship?

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11

Yet we can’t operate on no power, or even efficiently on half power.

A torch almost out of battery is of little use when suddenly found in the dark. The purpose of a torch only comes to the fore when it’s called upon in the dark.

So if during it’s hour of need it offers at best a slight glimmer it hasn’t fulfilled its purpose. It should shine bright!

When a Christian is called on the hour of need, will you be ready? Will you shine bright or be a mere reflection of what could be?

“You are the light of the world”. Yet how can we fulfill that light if we are not plugged in. If we are not connected.

Recharge in the Word, in prayer, in the Spirit, recharge in worship and fellowship. Connect into the Father and you will receive power enabling you to fulfill the plans and purpose God has for you.