About halfway through my week I started wondering if my eyes were going bad. Every time I went into the kitchen, there was an annoying flickering. Was it my eyesight or the lights in my kitchen?
Luckily, it was the lights.
I cannot tell you how annoying a flickering light can be. I finally just shut the lights off, because they were bothering me so much!
I have a brother who is an electrician. In his spare time, he was generous enough to come check it out. As soon as he showed up the lights stopped flickering. No problems. After checking out several things without seeing an issue, off he went.
The next morning when I turned on the lights…flicker, flicker, flicker. I felt like I was in a low-budget film: bad lighting, meaningless plot, and a bad headache.
My brother came over again and found out it was a neutral wire that had come loose: one little wire, a little bit loose. Although this little loose wire didn’t cause me significant stress, it was just another thing on my list that was “off” this week. One small thing that was a little loose, causing the electricity to not flow evenly and smoothly, leaving me slightly annoyed with a headache.
As I thought about this, I began to think of my own prayers, and how that relates to electricity. Are my wires tightened in my relationship with my Heavenly Father? Am I always “connected” firmly to Him? Or, do I sometimes let a few small things get a little loose?
I need prayer. I have a yearning deep in my heart and spirit that seeks for connection to a higher power. It is a recognition of a “short” in my own wiring that knows I can be recharged by connecting to Him.
But, I get lazy. I get tired. I sometimes don’t kneel down. Sometimes, I let the wires get a little too loose.
And then comes the flickering. The little things that bug me. The annoying “headaches” of life. The irritability, frustrations, selfishness that creeps in and causes some disconnect between me and God.
I know He is the source of light. I know I must stayed firmly connected to Him.
How does prayer help you?