I recently heard the story of a Christian brother who told God that he wanted to be a leader and a bright light for the Lord. God told him that was not His plan; He wanted him to be an extension cord. The man objected and said, “No, Lord, I want to be a bright light, so I can bring glory to You and Your kingdom.” The Lord told him no, saying, I am the light, you are to be my extension cord. And if you choose not to be, I’ll pull the plug.”
After birth it seems to me people walk around with their umbilical cord, looking for a place to get plugged in. Galatians 1:10 asks us the question: “…are we trying to win the approval of this world or of God?” Because of our unregenerate spirit (not being born again and still in Adam), we plug into the world’s outlet which is 110 voltage. Galatians 1:10, get it?
However, once we’re born again, we can move to a higher power by plugging into Christ Jesus as our source. This power outlet is found in 220 voltage. In Galatians 2:20 the Apostle Paul wrote “I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God.” Galatians 2:20, get the connection?
Remember, the way, the truth, and the life is a person; and that person Jesus Christ now lives in every born again believer. So let His light shine brightly in and through you. Stay plugged in, and you will not carry out the desires of this world, the flesh, or the devil.
Oh, the privilege of the extension cord connection, to have the power of the Living God flowing in and through us! So stay plugged in.
LIFE LESSON: Born again believers are often defeated because they think they can carry out their good resolutions with God’s help. No! Just turn total control over to Christ who is able to do it all. Christ’s life in us expresses itself as Christ’s life in us, not as human life trying to be Christ-like. The secret of the Christian life is that the super natural becomes natural in us as a result of the grace of God. I Thessalonians 5:24 says: “The one who calls you is faithful and He will do it.” That’s what we mean by extension cord connection.
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