Saturday, June 6, 2009

Just a thought...

Since my computer has been out of service for a while (and my mom has generously let me monopolize hers), I have put off charging my iPod nano. These little iPods are pretty cool devices, but they don't last long on their own power. In fact, to do anything worthwhile on one for an extended time, it has to be plugged in while you use it.

I'm kind of like that spiritually. I can't run on my own power. God's my source, and if I disconnect, it doesn't take long before my spiritual battery dies and I'm back to the yellow triangle with the (!) in the middle. This is a good reminder for me to remain daily plugged into Christ!

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."
John 15:5

2 comments:

Rachel said...

This is a good illustration and a good reminder. We can't live the Christian life on our own. We desperately need the Lord!

emily said...

This is such a good analogy! Wow!
It's perfect.
My anger at God turned into just feeling nothing and I have been asking why I can't feel a connection, etc. etc. and this post is perfect. I need to plug in...and do it whether I 'feel' like it or not, b/c I do seem to just drift and get that yellow sign :).
Thanks for this! Hope your nano and your faith are feeling recharged today. :)
Em