Your phone is powered by a battery. As you use your phone, you gradually lose power. The more you do, the more power you lose. So you have to plug your phone up to a power source so that you can charge your battery. Some people plug their phone up a night, unplug it in the morning and are good to go until they get ready to go to bed at night. But some of us have to plug our phones up 2-3 times a day to keep it charged. You are in class looking for plugs and trying to sit near a wall so you can plug your phone up. It is so bad that some people carry a power source with them so that they can charge their phone. And the reason why you keep it charged up is that you don’t want to lose power. If you lose power, you can’t communicate with your friends, you can’t see what’s going on, and you can’t post anything. You feel like you are in the dark because you have lost power.
Your spirit is like the battery on your cell phone. As you go throughout the day, there are some things that drain your spiritual battery: family members are trippin’; people are spreading rumors about you; temptations are being thrown at you, the wrong person says the wrong thing to you the wrong way at the wrong time.
But too many times we power down instead of powering up. Instead of plugging in to God, we plug in to things that drain our battery some more. But the example of the psalmist says to us, I need to plug in at least twice a day so I can stay powered up. I’m going to give thanks to the Lord. I’m going to sing praise to His name. In the morning, I will be powered up by His lovingkindness. In the evening, I will be powered up by His faithfulness. People will try to make you mad and life can leave you sad, but the Lord will make you glad by what He has done!