For the past few weeks, I’ve been doing some late Spring cleaning. I’ve been working on my “to-do” list around the house. Needless to say, there was a particular light bulb that needed changing & I was nonchalant about getting this completed for the past few months. The only reason why I could put it off was because it was one of four bathroom lights; LOL. The others were still working.
These light bulbs, including the one that needed changing, are attached to a light fixture. Well in the process of changing the bulb, I went to unscrew it & it came right on! The bulb has been working just fine ever since. My conclusion is that I must’ve loosened the bulb somehow when I was cleaning the fixture last time. After all of this occurred, I began to think on many things.
The most prominent thing in my mind is how we can be attached to something, but not connected to it. For instance, the light bulb was attached to the fixture, but in reality, it was not completely connected to it. Once I screwed the bulb completely in, the light came on---the connection had to occur in order for the electricity to flow from the source to the bulb. Amazingly enough, this made me think of my relationship with God. I’ve been going through so much lately, not only lately, but for the past few years.
I’ve felt somewhat out-of-sorts with my life, many challenges that have occurred (including loss of loved ones), & the direction I’m praying to go in. I’ve felt that I’ve done a lot of things right, but there’s more that I can do----things I can do better. The #1 “thing” is my relationship with God. It’s not that I don’t know that He’s here, but my connection to Him & being in that quiet place to hear Him have been difficult. Then the light bulb lesson happened!
No matter what you’re going through God is there; we have to remember not to be only attached to God, but connected to Him!! Are you merely going through the motions in your relationship with God or are you connecting to & connected with the source?
Is your light on or is it off only because the attachment has happened? The source hasn’t changed, but you must be connected to Him in order for the current to flow.
Is your light bulb on?? There’s only 2 ways to get it to come back on: 1) Connect to the source 2) Change the bulb, connect, & start anew.
Thanking God for this magnificent lesson from a light bulb I was nonchalant about changing!
Until next time.
© Lisi P, 2014