Recently I was shopping at our local dollar store and there was a young woman and her two very young daughters in the store. They were traveling and their car had broken down in the parking lot. It was very cold and I went out to have a look. It seemed her battery was low, but not dead. Her lights worked and so did the horn, but the car wouldn’t quite turn over. Long story short, we jump started the car very easily and she was on her way. This incident got me to thinking…
There are times in all of our spiritual lives that we are a little low in zeal: We perform somewhat for God but are not up to full force. As brethren, we are to look to one another and help “jump start” each other. “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling •of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another“ (Hebrews 10:24-25). We all need “stirring” up from time to time, but as the passage says, we need to come together. The lady that needed a boost was trapped at the Family Dollar store and was in obvious need with her hood up on her car. Unless we come together, how can we know if someone is “low charged” and needing a little encouragement? How can it happen unless we assemble?
As we are well into the year, let’s all recharge. Like coals in a fire, we need to be pushed together to make more fire! Together, there’s no telling what we can accomplish or what people we can help. The quickest way to perk up is to get percolating! Action leads to excitement and zeal. Inaction leads to, well, inaction. Moping around gets us “down in the dumps” and it’s sometimes hard to get us restarted.
Let’s each set some goals and do what we must to reach them, spiritually speaking. If possible, try and involve others that they might be charged up. Like the lady’s battery, we aren’t dead; we just need a little jump start.
Clarendon church of Christ