Using Your Universal Charger
Kimberly N. Alleyne
The Harvest Magazine, Publisher and Editor
When I feel drained and overwhelmed, I sometimes forget that I have ready power source I can use to recharge and refresh my spirit. Other times I do remember my power source, and opt not to use it — this always proves a waste of time.
I find power, strength and refreshing in Jesus — thinking of Him and His sacrifice for me reminds me that I am loved and accepted. Not only does the Lord never abandon me, but he never lies to me or rejects me. That’s encouraging.
Other times I simply call out His name, and I can feel things shift. Still other times I find it necessary to have a conversation with myself. I quote scriptures that remind me just how wide and deep God’s love is for me. I find refuge in God’s Word, just as I do when I pray and commune with Him.
When I find myself in an unusually intense battle with the enemy, I become more intentional about my praise and worship. I don’t need to be in a church building to do that. That’s the beauty of having a personal relationship with the Lord: He meets me where ever I am. He’s just that way. So I can get my praise break on all by myself. And in reality, even when I am amongst other Believers, I still feel as though it’s just me and the Lord.
I realize that I can cause my own spiritual lethargy with negative thoughts and words. Thoughts and words are powerful. That’s why the Lord said that we will receive whatever we ask for and then believe. What we think and then say can crumble mountains in our lives. That’s just how much power God gave us, and why prayer and praise are such key components of our arsenal to fight and silence the enemy.
[ms_custom_box backgroundimage=”” padding=”30px” class=”” id=””]”Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Mark 11: 22-26[/ms_custom_box]
And when the enemy works overtime to invade my thoughts to steal my peace or confidence, I break agreement with his lies — he is the father of lies, after all– and turn his plot on him. I refuse to align with, believe or repeat what he says about me because nothing he says is of any merit.
I have the power.