Brett has recently adopted a sugar-free, grain-free diet for a month.  This has drastically changed the way he eats and I spend more time with my blender since he now drinks a smoothie for breakfast every morning.

I know when I explain the following situation the solution will seem obvious, but please bear with me and my idiosyncracies.  I have put my blender, juicer, and the coffee maker on the cupboard to the right of the sink, they feel right there, but I only have two outlets close enough to plug anything in.  That means that every morning when I switch between the blender and the juicer, I have to switch plugs.  It’s been a good 10 days by now and I’m sure I have forgotten every morning to switch the plug before I try turn on the needed appliance.  I am becoming incredibly frustrated with my lack of ability to remember to plug-in my juicer or blender before I try to turn it on.

When I become unplugged from God, it takes an effort to remember to plug myself back into Him.  But, unless I’m plugged into Him, I can’t operate the way He designed me to.  He may have created me to make juice, or He may have gifted me with the ability to blend fruit into smoothies, but unless I plug-in I’ll just sit there doing nothing.  I am powerless to do what God created me to do unless I have His power flowing through me.

I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, He will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.  John 15:5