These days much of our technology and its associated equipment contain rechargeable batteries. It is essential we watch the power indicator on each item and as required, place them ‘on charge’ to maintain their operational efficiency.

On winter mornings, people late for the train often park their cars in a hurry and forget to turn off the headlights. By the time they return from work in the evening, the car battery is flat and of course, the car won’t start.

Sometimes we might find a similar situation occurring within our own body.  During our busy lives, we sometimes forget how important it is to switch off from the world occasionally in order to replenish our inner power supply.

It is so easy for us to forget we don’t have to face each day on our own. We have a divine battery back-up that will provide the constant support we need. All we have to do is recognise this presence in our lives by topping up this power source with the love we have for our God, for ourselves and for others.

If we want to keep our motors running smoothly and shine for all those we meet, it might be a good idea to provide a regular maintenance programme to ensure we keep ourselves in good working order. If our spiritual battery is ‘actin’ up ornery,’ it is no good ‘hollerin’ for a Marshal,’ as the old advertisement told us to do. Instead, a regular top up will give us a constant supply of help and support.

However, if we feel our life has become dull and we have lost our ‘get up and go’, then a short chat to the source of our inner power will soon charge us up again. By the way, there is no call out, or after-hours charge, for this special service. Our God never sleeps.

I’m Pete and that’s faith.

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