I guess I knew it could happen, but I just forgot. I guess I knew what I was supposed to do to prevent it, but I just didn’t do it.
I guess I just waited too long to think about the consequences of not doing what I was supposed to do...because I knew it would happen.
So when they started talking about the latest “snow-pocalypse” to hit Northwest Arkansas late last week, I decided to do something about it.
I was going to pull the car that Rachel drives out from under the carport and park it just off the street so that both cars that Monica and I drive would be ready to go without any de-icing necessary.
Well, her car has been sitting protected by the carport and idle for around two months...some of you see where this is heading. When I tried to start it, nothing happened. No click, no ignition, no nothing (the electric door locks didn’t even work!).
I know that if you let a car sit for too long, the battery will go dead. I knew I should have taken the time to start it every so often so that the battery would recharge...I guess I just got too busy with other things to worry about it. So now, the battery is deader than a door nail.
Spiritually speaking, we need to recharge our batteries. When we decide that we “just aren’t going to attend this week,” it drains our battery.
When we make a habit of not attending “because we have something better (or more fun, or more important, etc.) to do,” our spiritual battery quickly loses all of it’s charge.
Then, before we even know what happened, we try to start our “spirituality” and find that the battery is deader than a door nail.
Perhaps your spiritual battery is depleted. If so, let someone know you need a little jump start. We’ll be glad to help.
Perhaps you know someone in need of a spiritual jump start? Will you provide the help they need?
By the way, does anyone have any jumper cables I could borrow?