Other pesky critters we’ve been overrun with lately are wasps. I mean they are everywhere. We’ve used up three cans of wasp spray in the last week. Danny got this great idea to use our bug zapper instead, at least for the ones that manage to come inside. We don’t like using the poisonous spray indoors. So he got the zapper out of the closet. It’s a big over-sized metal fly swatter that will electrocute whatever you hit with it.
The only problem was the batteries were no longer in it. And we were out of D batteries. Useless without the charge, he had to go where he could buy some fresh batteries. Once the fresh charge was in that zapper worked perfectly for what it was intended.
Oh beloved, the faith life is like a bug zapper. We have the right equipment within us to foil the enemy and remove his ability to sting. God knows you’ve been working hard to overcome the trials and temptations that fly around you. But are you recharging in the Spirit? It’s easy to run out of power. It’s then believers try to do things in the flesh. But the flesh profits nothing. It’s the power of the Spirit that gives us our spiritual charge. You don’t have to go buy anything to stay recharged. Retreats are great, conferences are enlightening and hearing the preaching of the Word is important. But in order to charge spiritually you will have to spend time with the Lord yourself and have that inner filling of the batteries of faith and fellowship with Him. Just as Jesus went away to a quiet place, you too need time alone in the quiet place with the Lord. It’s worth it, even though you can’t imagine that you have time for that. Truth is you are just batting at the wind without that inner charge. But with the recharge of quiet time you will be amazed! You aren’t destined to lose battles. You are destined to win and overcome and take down the plots of the enemy in your life!
God loves you and He’s for you! Like no one else, precious one. He will stand with you forever and He will offer His authority to you daily. Reach out and accept His gift of renewal and live fully charged in the Light of His wonder working power!
Ephesians 4: 23 “Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.”
Colossians 3: 10 “Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him.”
Romans 12: 1 “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”