Getting Close To The Source (1 Corinthians 4:20)

“Hey, Buddy! Look what I got!”


My son’s face beamed as he recognized the box. “My new watch!”


“You got it, Bud! I’ll set it up for you when we get home.”


The twenty-minute car ride home couldn’t end quickly enough! We rushed into the house and opened the box to reveal the slick electronic watch. It is a time-honored tradition for a parent to assemble the latest toy or gadget for their child. The 21st-century version is to set up an electronic device through an app download and syncing it to a smart device. While that seems simple enough and I usually have no problems, this time was different. The connection kept timing out. I restarted the watch several times, as the instructions stated. No success. I reviewed several internet videos with helpful hints to facilitate the setup. Another dead end. Three hours had passed and I was frustrated. I called my son into the room. “Sorry Buddy. I can’t get this to sync. Let me try again tomorrow morning, okay?” My son nodded, clearly disappointed by my failure.


I awoke the next morning thinking about options. I re-read the instructions, rewatched the videos. Blah, blah, blah. Did all of this. Then it hit me. Why not move closer to the Wifi router so the signal will be stronger? In a few seconds, my hypothesis was proven correct and the app download proceeded and I was able to sync my son’s phone to his new watch.

Getting close to the source of power. Such a simple solution. Why do I keep forgetting to do it?


For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.

1 Corinthians 4:20 (ESV)


God’s power is always available to me and all believers who have placed their trust and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He continually offers it, all I need to do is get close to Him. 


Why do I keep forgetting to do it? 

Why, indeed?


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.


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