One day when my son was about 11 years old, he came into our bedroom with his shoulders slumped and said, “The charger is broken- it won’t charge the laptop and it just died”.
My husband brought the laptop into our bedroom and the first thing he checked all the connections on the cord. A few minutes later, I noticed that he had put the laptop down and didn’t seem too worried about it.
“Did you fix it?” I asked.
“Oh, yea I did”, he said. “The connection just needed to be cleaned. It was just dirty. After I cleaned it, it connected just fine and now it is charging.”
It was that simple, a clogged connection.
On our way to church this weekend, Justin’s phone wouldn’t charge…for the same reason. He cleaned it out and it started to work again.
Your connection point to God is your heart.
Your heart is your connection place to God. It is where the power of God fills you and the grace of God heals you. Your heart gets clogged and dirty from the wear and tear of life, with bits of small lies believed or big judgments perceived getting in the crevices.
Your heart needs to be cleaned often.
Forgiveness asked for and given.
Mercy asked for and given.
Tough love asked for and given.
When life seems like it’s just not working right, check your connection point to God and ask Him to clean it.
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Psalm 139:23-24 NIV
It is amazing what a difference it makes when your heart is clear and your connection with God is restored to full power.