How Powerful Is Your Blow Dryer?

how powerful is your blow dryer
Seek the Lord and his strength,
seek his presence continually!
~1 Chronicles 16:11   ESV

Ok, I know this story is a little silly, but it really was one of those wake-up call moments in my life.  God often speaks to me through the mundane of life.  I don’t see writing in the sky, but God is always talking.  If I pay attention and listen, I can hear Him; or in this case, feel Him. So, here’s what happened…

About a year ago, my blow dryer died. Yes, it was a sad, sad day. I found an old one around the house, but it was so old it didn’t work well.  Honestly, the machine was so weak it should have been stripped of its name ‘blow’ dryer and titled, “The Puffer”.  At the time, I didn’t have money to get a new one, so I thought I’d just wait a little while until I found a sale.  Weeks went by, months went by and I just got used to this underpowered blow dryer.

blow dryerWhen I opened our trailer in the spring and used my “camp blow dryer” I was shocked, literally blown away!  {Pun intended J } There was so much power in this little machine.  It took half the time to dry my hair. There were other benefits too, my hair looked smoother, shinier than when I used the weak blow dryer and I’m guessing our hydro bills have gone down!  Then it hit me… I had allowed myself to just settle, accepting that weakened state.  I got comfortable with weakness and somehow decided to live with less power than was available.

When I thought about how I had accepted living with and underpowered blow dryer for soooooo long, I felt the Lord asking me,

Are You Living An Underpowered Christian Life?

Sadly, my answer was yes.

I began to think about how often we live life without accessing the power of God? Jeremiah 10:12-13 explains how,

“God made the earth by his power, and he preserves it by his wisdom. With his own understanding, he stretched out the heavens. When he speaks in the thunder, the heavens roar with rain. He causes the clouds to rise over the earth. He sends the lightning with the rain and releases the wind from his storehouses.”

And, then Psalm 147:4-5 tells how God,

“determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.”  

Our God is so powerful!   Since his spirit lives in us, we too should be powerful, as long as we’re plugged into the source.  You see, the key to accessing God’s power is explained in today’s verse, “seek his presence daily”. All you have to do is spend time with Him. What an invitation!

Let something rise up within you.  Get unsatisfied with your weakened state.  Don’t Settle.  Seek the Lord and His power, “seek his presence continually” and you’ll be able to live a super-charged Christian Life, with power to equal your days!

Prayer

Father… Thank You for Your wonder-working power! I live in awe of your great power and accept your offer to give me strength when I’m weary and to increase my power when I’m weak. Help me to place myself in your presence, so I can experience that Spirit empowered recharge station.  Strengthen me, according to your word.  In Jesus Name…Amen

Stay Plugged Into The Source!


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Drawing From The Well-Blue

  1. 1 Chronicles 16:11
  2. Luke 9:1
  3. Psalm 147:4-5
  4. Ephesians 3:16

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Comments(6)

  1. Debbie Wilson says

    Sherry, what a great analogy. It made me want to consider where I am presently settling. Thanks so much.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Debbie, Isn’t God funny! I know He has a sense of humour and I love how He speaks in the simple of life to speak profoundly. Have a blessed day.
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  2. Crystal Storms says

    It is so easy, Sherry, to get comfortable and lose sight of what we’re missing. Thank you for the reminder we can live super-charged by seeking Him.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Crystal, It’s great to hear from you. Praying you experience a super-charged week!
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  3. Kathleen Derby says

    I am writing my second book with this concept in mind. It is so wonderful how Jesus uses our every day events to show us what He is trying to teach us. The Bible is filled with stories of the power God wields in our every day. I love Him so much.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Kathleen, that sounds like an interesting book! Praying you sense His power and anointing as you write 🙂
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

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