The most important source of energy to plug into is God. Connecting and plugging into the Lord requires time in prayer and reflection on His Word to us. Without this energy, it is easy to run on fumes. I see this in my own life when I’m fueling my own agenda and relationships. This can work for a time, but before long I run out of energy and find I no longer can get through the to-do list or relate in a loving way with those I encounter. This is often the first sign of disconnection from God.
One question to ask when we find ourselves drained and short fused is, “What do I need from God right now to move forward well?” Most often we need God’s grace and love for others, patience, or clear thinking. What do you need from God?
Once we are filled with fuel from the Lord, we have more to give to those we love…our spouse and our children. Loving your spouse well is a great gift to give your children. This takes time! Often loving our spouse requires us to “unplug” from our computers, TV, and other distractions long enough to connect or “plug in” with our spouse.
The other night, Peter and I found ourselves alone watching the sunset together on our deck. This distraction free setting us allowed us to connect on a deeper level rather than just daily updates.
In this busy time of life, how can you unplug from the tasks of today and find time alone with your spouse? It doesn’t have to be a fancy date out on the town. Maybe it’s turning off your phone and TV long enough to really connect.
Take a look at what you are plugged into today? Is it a drain or a source of energy? How can you connect more with God and your spouse today?
Fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith.
By Heather Larson, M.A.
Wife to Peter
Mom of three
1 Corinthians 13 Team Member
Associate Director of 10 Great Dates