Tap in or tap out

When MMA fighters know they’re pinned, they tap out. But I can imagine it takes an awful lot before they’ll tap out. They’ll fight like crazy until their limbs break before they’ll give up. I’m thankful I don’t have to fight that hard before I can get a break. The Holy Spirit and the Word of God are right there for me to tap into, and I don’t have to sacrifice my bones before I do it.

Psalm 46 reminds us that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. He’s always there. I can tap into Him, and tap out of my trouble. I can trust Him to work things out. He knows the beginning and the end, and His thoughts and plans are much higher than mine.

The key to this is believing He’s there and knowing His voice. We can’t tap into a power that we don’t really believe is there, and we can’t hear the still, small voice if we don’t recognize it’s Him. That belief and that recognition comes from time spent with God. We cannot expect to know His voice unless we’ve heard it before.

Oh, how I love to hear His voice. But I know that He loves to hear from me even more. He loves to hear from you, too.


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