I believe we can make the same mistake the Welsh woman made. She lived many years ago in a remote valley, and felt it worth the cost and trouble to have electricity installed in her home. Several weeks after the installation, the power company noticed she had barely used any electricity. A meter reader went to see her. “Is there a problem?” he asked. “Oh no,” she responded. “We’re quite satisfied. Every night we turn on the electric lights to see how to light our lamps.”
We’re prone to do likewise: depend on God’s Spirit to save us but not sustain us. We turn to him to get us started and then continue in our own strength. Scripture urges us to “keep in step with the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25). He directs and leads; we obey and follow. Plug into his power and leave the switch turned on.
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