Thursday, September 18, 2008

Still Plugged In?



I was doing some ironing and I had finished with quite a few, okay not that much, just one trouser, I was Ironing my shirt and after a while noticed that the creases weren't coming off as fast as they were only moments ago, I continued, but it wasn't just getting straight sha. I checked that round thing you turn on the iron to make it hotter, that turns round and round .....(English students help me here) ehen...thermostat, yes........ but it was already on the highest/hottest setting (Linen..permenent setting for 98% of my clothes). The orange/red light thingy on the iron that lets you know when it is on was off, and had bin for longer than normal, even though the iron was still hot (i touched it ....ouch) but it was getting colder by the minute. I looked down to check if it was still plugged in to the wall socket...Aha! it wasn't, i guess in my vigorous attempt to look crisp and sharp I had pulled the plug out of the socket.


The lesson I learned from that was "Stay Plugged in." Stay connected to the source of power to be able to function to your full capacity. Like that iron, sometimes we get disconnected from our source of Power, Healing, Wealth, Wisdom etc and even though initially, there may not be any immediate sign, 'cos everything still keeps functioning the way it was before, but over a period of time, the disconnect will show, either in our words or actions.


I have experienced this several times and even quite recently, when I jump out of bed and rush of to work without spending time with My Heavenly Father (My office is 50m away from my room... so what's the rush? the excuse, i slept late because I was reading a zillion blogs....mehn.. blogville peeps are talented o! LOL) I noticed gradually that work became just a little bit harder, i was getting slightly more irritated over little things, I wasn't quite as "Sharp" as i should be in certain areas of my life, I had disconnected myself from the source of wisdom and was running on "old glory".


We may go on with life for a while without the divine connection, but when we get 'cold' we find ourselves in situations that we never expected, just like the iron couldn't perform it's designed function when it got disconnected, so also is it with us in our unplugged state.


My question to you today is... who/what/where is your source? stay connected to it at all times, even though somedays it may not feel like you are 'on' but like the iron that is plugged in, it has a thermostat which regulates the power intake and the heat output efficiency (Omo, dat one na for physics/engineering people ..... How i take become engineer sef...another mystery :-) You are never alone when you are plugged in to the Most high, you have all it takes to acheive all you have been designed to be. My prayer for today is that we all remember to stay connected and plugged in to the one who gives all that pertains to life and godliness.


Have a great day people


6 Comments:

At September 18, 2008 8:39 AM , Blogger Pearl said...

Hmmmm, great lesson learnt from something in our everyday life. I was moved by the words, "You are never alone when you are plugged in to the Most high..." I need to remain plugged in today oh.

Thanks for this inspiring and encouraging words. May I never grow cold in the Lord.

 
At September 20, 2008 12:17 PM , Blogger DiAmOnD hawk said...

I had this same thought this past week. I have to constantly stay connected with God... when I dont... seem things to start falling apart...

 
At September 23, 2008 3:29 PM , Blogger Osondu Awaraka said...

I like the way you tied the disconnection of your iron to the message you had.

 
At October 1, 2008 10:16 PM , Blogger Remi, United Kingdom said...

wow... a great, yet simple lesson learnt from ironing :-))

Yes we must stay connected, and it's important every now and then to have a "spiritual health check" to make sure we are still connected and not (ironing vigorously) - working tirelessly, and wondering why the (creases) are not coming out, why the problems are not being resolved and why the manifestations of the prayers we render are not visible.

Thank you so much for sharing..
Ps thanks for visiting my page..
Have a great week.

Rems

 
At November 26, 2008 1:32 PM , Blogger Emeka Amakeze said...

We were designed to always be plugged in to the Most High. Anything short of that, makes us handsets without sim cards. Period!

 
At December 5, 2008 8:20 PM , Blogger Rita said...

Have you disconnected or you are still plugged in?

 

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