Everything today relies on a power source! Toys need batteries to operate and TV’s need to be plugged into an outlet if they are to work. We send and receive calls and messages on our phones because of cell towers. And at the end of each day, our bodies recharge as a result of a good night’s sleep. There is example after example of creation not being able to sustain itself; it relies on some source of power to energize and keep going.
The nation of Israel knew this very well. After they were delivered from slavery in Egypt, God gave them a cloud to follow by day and fire by night. They witnessed food literally falling from heaven each day in the form of manna. And, they saw their enemies delivered into their hands, sometimes without even picking up a sword. Yet, they moved farther and farther away from their source of power. Praying faded out of their daily lives, keeping God’s commands became an optional thing. Parents stopped talking to their children about God. As a nation, their faith waned.
This may sound all too familiar to us today. Praying has been limited to just a ritual before meals. You can’t remember the last time you sat down to intentionally read the Bible for longer than five minutes or you took the time to share God’s Word with your children. Ultimately, our faith has waned. The truth is, when we start straying away from the power source, our batteries start to die and our function begins to dim.
Thankfully, the reverse is also true. As soon as we turn to God, bow our heads in prayer, open His Word, and tell others about Jesus, we’ll find a new found energy! He never grows weak and we can always rely on Him to recharge our souls.
Isaiah 40:31 – “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”.