Digging around in unfamiliar territory
They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow. Colossians 2:19 (NIV)
What happens when your underground cable is disrupted? While working in my son’s front yard to put in a sprinkling system I discovered some very troubling things. Number one: roots and rocks are extremely difficult to penetrate with a trench digger shovel, so I rented a machine called a ditch witch. This machine was so cumbersome in the hands of an inexperienced, know- it-all, can do anything, home improvement handy man person, yours truly – me, that it really impeded my progress until I learned how to use it correctly and then it almost broke my leg.
Needless to say, what I thought would be an easy task has turned into a month’s worth of work.
As I reverted back to using the handheld trench digger manually I discovered something. When I use the machine uncontrollably it cut the electrical wiring to the yard post lamps and left me with another task. Now my son’s front yard was left without light.
Sometimes life can be like that; we find ourselves using things that cause us to cut our power source and it leaves us in the dark. When we experiment with sin it’s like using that ditch witch—oh boy what a name. Then it causes more problems than it does solving issues. It can truly disconnect you from the real power source. So be careful when you’re digging around in unfamiliar territory and using tools that look good and appear like they can make the job easier but you’re not familiar with. They can become inappropriate; you can disconnect yourself from your power source. But thanks be to God that He never disconnects Himself from us.
WARNING: UNDERGROUND CABLE, READ THE BIBLE BEFORE DIGGING; YOU MAY DISRUPT YOUR SERVICES