Daily Devotional – 2/28/17 “Hooked but no power!”

When a person is on the brink of death, they’re hooked up to a life support machine that keeps the body alive until it is capable of functioning on its own. When a car battery loses power, it can be hooked to another battery whose power is sufficient enough to replenish the old battery without damaging the other. When your electronic device’s battery is low, you plug it into a power source that can recharge it. When your heart stops, a defibrillator is hooked up to restart its beating. My point is, hooking up to the right thing at the right time can do you some good. Oh but hooking up to some wrong stuff can cause you more damage. This is why you have to be careful who you hook up with because sometimes you can get hooked to some stuff that does not possess the voltages you need. Leaving you sitting somewhere with a dim light and no power. Have you ever purchased a cheap charger only to plug it in and get the warning, “this accessory may not be supported?” Or plugged your phone up only to check and see it’s not charging. There was no power strong enough to do what you needed. This is the same way spiritually because there are some folk who can’t give you what you need and you need to be aware of this before you ‘hook up’ with them. Please note, when I say hook up, I’m not speaking in a sexual way but I’m speaking of connecting spiritually.

Yes, I know you enjoy his or her ministry but is their oil strong enough to cover the both of you against the enemy’s attack? Yes, they preach well but can they pray you out of some mess, if need be? Yea, they can recite scriptures but can they cast out demons and tear down strongholds? On the flip side, can you do any of this for somebody else? If the answer is no, then you need to stick to being used by God and stop putting yourself in a position to be damaged. If you know you can’t handle being what someone else needs, don’t put yourself out there because being connected to someone, spiritually, means there may be times they’ll need you to cover them. AND you have to be able to do this without it depleting your supply. If you don’t, you may just find yourself spiritually short circuited, tired and mad at God when He isn’t the reason. Your wattage is low because you didn’t stop long enough to assess the situation before hooking up to it. Take the time to know if the person you’re connecting with can be for you what they are looking for you to be for them. In other words, be careful who you hook up too.

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