Battery Drain


We have all experienced it. We have had that sinking feeling when we turn the ignition only to hear, at best, a clicking. Then we remember we left the lights on or left that seat warmer plugged in. The battery is drained. And it does not matter how much horsepower your vehicle has, it does not matter how full new or clean it is, it does not matter how well maintained it is. If the battery is drained, you are not going anywhere. 

Jesus recognized there were times when our bodies' batteries get drained, and we need to recharge. Mark 6:30-32 says, "The apostles gathered together with Jesus; and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught. And He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.” (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.) They went away in the boat to a secluded place by themselves."

We can become so overwhelmed with things of this life that we fail to take time to recharge. We run ninety to nothing until our battery is drained. When we do so, we become unproductive and unable to accomplish what needs to be done. Satan also realizes when we are physically drained we are most vulnerable. That is why he tempted Jesus after 40 days of fasting. It is far better to take some down time. Get away to a secluded place with your spouse, your children, your best friend, maybe even by yourself. Rest. Refocus. Recharge. Spend some time praying. Spend some time reading God's word and meditating on it.

It matters not how strong you are spiritually. It matters not how spiritual a person you are. It doesn't even matter if you still have that "new-Christian smell." If we allow our battery to be drained, we cannot be effective in our family affairs, our work affair, nor with the affairs of the Lord. Hook up to the battery charger of the Bible. Connect your jumper cables to the ones you love most. Recharge, refocus and re-energize your physical life and your spiritual life!