Light, Prayer, and an Electricity Problem 10


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?  

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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?

Prayer and Light

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.

 

Light and Electricity

I know He is the source of light.  I know I must stayed firmly connected to Him. 

How does prayer help you?

Happy Sunday.

 

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10 thoughts on “Light, Prayer, and an Electricity Problem

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    Bernadyn @ B is For...

    Prayer to me is my time of reflection, it helps me clear my mind and lift off any stress and worries I have while reconnecting with the Lord. I always feel like I need to pray more and your post was a nice reminder that sometimes the light flickers and we just need to take some time to reconnect. Thanks for this, sharing!

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      Thank you Bernadyn. I think prayer is a great time of reflections. I am with you – I feel like I need to pray more, and keep my connection wired tightly. I need as much help as I can get! 🙂

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    Limeade Gal

    Beautiful, love the verses and images. I think we all get busy and disconnect from our higher power. I feel more focused and grounded when I stay connected.

    Have a beautiful week 🙂

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    Caroline

    This is beautiful! Yesterday at church the sermon was on using prayer to help focus our day. I find myself much more “centered” when I take 5-10 minutes to start my day with prayer. Sadly I’ve kinda gotten out of that habit, but between yesterday’s sermon hand this post… I know I need to make daily prayer a priority.

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    Brittnei

    Prayer is a very special thing for me personally and for our family. The relationship and faith that it strengthens, the confession and repentance that comes through it all so very important to us. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful analogy here with us.

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      Brittnei, thank you for sharing your heart here. Faith and prayer are such an integral and personal thing for me as well. I am so grateful that I have that connection to God.

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    Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

    Prayer is so personal and important to me. I strive everyday to enrich my relationship with the Lord, and prayer is the main way I know to do it. I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have prayer. Its truly a gift from God!

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      I agree, Tenns. Thank you for sharing here. I don’t know what I would do without prayer as well. It is such a comfort to me!