by Pastor Brenda Thomas
Have you ever had the unfortunate experience of your car battery being dead? It is never a good sign when you turn on your ignition and only hear that “grrrrrr” sound! Doesn’t it usually happen when you have to be at work or have a really important appointment?
There are different reasons for a dead battery. Sometimes it simply has nothing left to give and has to be replaced. But the most common cause of a dead battery is because we did something that drained it. Many cars today have automatic lights that go off on their own. However, way back when we actually had to manually turn them off it was easy to forget and the result was a DRAINED BATTERY!
If a battery gets drained what has to happen? It needs a re-charge or a jump-start. I will not go into a full explanation, but of course that requires jumper cables being properly connected to a charged battery in a running car.
Has your spiritual battery ever been drained? We just came through the holiday season, which can often leave us feeling as though we need a re-charge! Everywhere we look, we are confronted with adds and offers to help us jump-start our bodies and minds for the New Year. I am all for anything that helps, but the best way to jump-start the New Year is to do it God’s way!
I recently preached a message at our church which is the Featured Message on my website. In it I emphasize three ways that can give our spirit man a jump-start.
- Stay connected.
- Stay full of the Holy Ghost.
- Get under the anointing.
May you go into this New Year filled to overflowing with God’s goodness, peace and strength!