We have one of those battery operated ride-on cars for the kids. They love driving it around the yard and helping us do yard work, but when the battery starts to run low it loses power and get stuck much more frequently. When we were out working in the yard this morning, I watched as my two children rode together. If it got stuck in the leaves or grass my son would get out to push and my daughter would press the gas pedal down until they were moving again and then he would jump back in.
It made me realize that as Christians our batteries runs low sometimes. Our fire, hope, confidence and security our Lord and Savior can diminish. We run low and forget the power and benefits of a full battery or a heart that runs completely with Christ. There are many reasons our battery can lose it charge: to busy to refuel, a challenging situation, an unanswered prayer, or maybe a stronghold that is blocking your efforts to recharge.
Thank goodness we have friends, family, church members and strangers God places in our path that can give us a push back to full speed. Sometimes it is difficult to accept help when you need it and sometimes we think we are to busy to offer help to someone who needs it, but alone we can be defeated. Don’t build up walls, for he who builds a high gate invites destruction (Proverbs 17:19). Hop out of your comfort zone and accept help from those who love you. God has said from the beginning in Genesis 2:18, “It’s not good for the Man to be alone; I’ll make him a helper, a companion.”
If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:10-12
Do you know someone who could use a little help recharging? Are you in need of some recharging, but haven’t been willing to accept the help? Seek God in prayer today.