Staying Connected to the Power Source

Staying Connected to the Power Source

I never realized how important staying connected was until my husband and I took a three day, two night trip to Shawnee National Forest for our twentieth wedding Anniversary. Though a mere three and a half hour drive from our home, it was the first time we had left our teenage sons by themselves overnight, much less two nights.

I wouldn’t have minded, had we had phone service, but by the time we arrived at our cabin, I realized we had no signal and therefore, no way of staying in contact with our sons should something go wrong.

The beautiful scenery, the rustic log cabin, furnished with all we would need for our stay, couldn’t distract me from the growing apprehension I felt at not having the means to connect with my sons.

To my husband’s dismay, what should have been a relaxing, romantic vacation became hampered by my fears of what might happen in our absence. At one point, I was able to make a quick call and put my mind at ease. After that, I chose to trust the Lord would watch over them and began to enjoy our stay.

Scripture alludes to the importance of staying connected to Christ in John 15. In verse 5 Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

When we attempt to do things on our strength instead of the Lord’s, we are like a branch that withers without the life-flow of the vine. Jesus is our life-flow. Our own strength will fail us. It’s His strength that nourishes our souls and sustains us.

When we try to go it alone, we are destined to fail. Christ alone is our strength, the One who empowers us to face life’s challenges. We need to stay in His presence, allowing our minds to feed on the sustenance of His Word and calling upon His name in prayer.

As you go about this day, I encourage you to spend time with the Savior. It’s so tempting to go about our busy lives accomplishing all we can, but when we lose sight of our relationship with Christ, we become fretful and disoriented. Take a few moments throughout each day to drink in His presence and stay connected to the Power Source.

 

Cynthia Roemer About Cynthia Roemer

Cynthia Roemer is a Christian writer from rural Illinois with a heart for scattering seeds of hope into the lives of others through her writing. She and her husband, Marvin, have been married for twenty-four years and have two college-age sons. Find out more about her and her writing on her website: http://cynthiaroemer.com/

Comments

  1. Been there, done that with my mother management syndrome. And handing it over to God is the only way to gain peace!

  2. Amen, Linda! Thanks for your wisdom!! God bless!

  3. Laurie Driesen says:

    I have to learn this more than once over the years. My relationship with the Lord must be higher than anything else in my life. Thanks for your post!

  4. Yes. We’re constantly battling with ourselves, wanting to take control. Being in God’s Word is critical for keeping us connected with the Father. Thanks for commenting, Laurie!

  5. ann doohan says:

    Happy Anniversary Cynthia, its true how distracted we get, blessings.

  6. Thanks, Ann. We’ll be celebrating our 24th Anniversary this April! Blessings!

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