Many of us, when getting ready in the mornings, have similar routines. Part of that routine might involve drying our hair. Most of us don’t give much thought each time we reach for the hair dryer. We just plug it in, turn it on, and expect it to work. And most of us are very happy using our hair dryers without the need to know how they work. We don’t need or desire to possess the knowledge of the mechanics of the hair dryer or the principles of electricity which run it. We just need to know how to use it. Actually, if we turned it on and it didn’t work, we would be disappointed. The first thing we would probably do is to make sure it is plugged in all the way. Most of us at the very least know that if the plug is not connected properly, it can’t work. If that doesn’t do the trick, then we might know to push that little red reset button on the outlet because somehow the flow of power may have been interrupted and the switch was tripped. Beyond that, we’d either pull out a spare hair dryer, or leave the house with a wet head. The utilization of our faith is very similar to the hair dryer. How? Glad you asked! The hair dryer represents us, or better put, it represents our needs or what we are believing for. The electrical outlet is the source of power, or God. The cord is our connector to the source, our faith. As long as the cord (our faith) remains securely connected to the source (God), we have a steady flow of power to supply our every need. But life has a way of pulling the cord loose and interrupts our faith from connecting to God our source. Sometimes we allow our reason to override our faith. In other words, if we can’t figure it out or see how it can possibly work, we can’t believe for it. This trips or interrupts the flow of power from our source to our need. If you get tripped up by over thinking things or trying to reason it out, then reset! If you can reason out a thing, it doesn’t require faith. Faith is for those things that are beyond reason, for that which can’t be figured out. Faith doesn’t need to know how it works – it just needs to know that it does!
9 Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations…. Deuteronomy 7:9 (NLT)
6 Yet for us there is [only] one God, the Father, Who is the Source of all things and for Whom we [have life], and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through and by Whom are all things and through and by Whom we [ourselves exist]. 1 Corinthians 8:6 (AMP)
19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NLT)
2 My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth! Psalm 121:2 (NLT)