Late one evening, my trashcan overflowed onto the floor.
I decided to take the bag out. For most, this is a simple task—although with my disability and confinement to a wheelchair, this small thing produces quite the challenge. I wedged the bag under my stiff legs and navigated the familiar route to the dumpsters, which meant going out my door to the ramp and then around the building.
On the way, I noticed my chair showed only two bars of charge. I made a mental note to plug it in when I returned to my apartment. As I dumped the trash and the cool night air brushed my face, I forgot about the charge and decided to ride around the housing complex.
All went well. I admired the beauty of the night sky—the stillness and peace exuding from a busy world now asleep. But on the way up the hill, nearing my building, my chair halted. I tried turning it on multiple times. Nothing.
I was stuck in the middle of the road. In the pitch black. Completely alone. With a dead wheelchair. As my nervous chuckles turned to sobs, I was reminded of a vital truth about our relationship with God.
Instead of waiting until we crash or run out of charge, we need to stay connected to our power source—God. Listening to sermons and fellowshipping with other believers helps, but we can’t solely rely on secondhand information.
Our God is intimate and longs for us to know Him through His Word and prayer. Even on days when we don’t feel like it, we must make connecting with Him our priority.
How do you need to clear your schedule and your heart to make room daily for God?
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Tenacious, compassionate, and beloved daughter of the King, Alisha Scroggins is a proud Wildcat basketball fan and Kentucky native. Upon completion of dual bachelor's degrees, she moved to the foothills of Virginia, where she served for three years as a middle school teacher and residential supervisor at Mountain Mission. After a sudden diagnosis of several complex medical conditions at only 24 years of age, she moved to Roanoke, where she soon became solely dependent on a tube for nutrition. Launching a blog and YouTube channel, Mess 2 Masterpiece, from her hospital room, Alisha refuses to let her diagnoses define her. Rather, she has grown more compelled to share her story of brokenness to beauty, rescuing others from the deep valleys she once found herself in. You can connect with Alisha on her website alishascroggins.com, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on social media.