Every night I plug my phone in so that when I wake up the next morning it is fully charged and ready to be used. If I forget to plug my phone in at night, the battery will have drained over night and I won’t be able to use it until I plug it back in and let it charge. As long as the phone is connected to the power source, it becomes recharged and is ready to go the next day. But if the phone is disconnected to the power source, it’s battery life will slowly drain until it is no longer usable unless it is reconnected to the power source.
David starts out the Psalm likes this:
“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.” (Psalm 1:1-3 NIV)
David tells us that the blessed man is like a tree planted by streams of water. If the tree is not planted, then it’s roots will not be able to grow deep and it will die off because it is not connected to the power or life source. In other words, the blessed man or woman needs to be connected (planted) to the source.
Jesus said it this way in John 15:
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” (John 15:5-7 NIV)
Jesus is our power source. We need to be connected to Him. Just like if I forget to plug my phone it at night the battery life drains away, if we are not connected to Jesus our life will fade away, we won’t be able to accomplish anything, and we will become useless. We need to be plugged into Jesus so that we can accomplish what we were created for.
So let me ask you. Are you feeling powerless? Is your battery life being drained? Plug yourself into Jesus and get connected to the power source today.