I had the strangest dream last night about these two birds. When they were together they were able to do so much. They were able to defeat the enemy, help others heal and even accomplish great things within their everyday lives together. But when they weren't together they were limited on how the functioned. There was no smooth team. The enemy was defeated, but it took so much more energy and they seemed somewhat powerless without each other.

This made me think of several relationships in our lives that give us the power we need to function in what God has called us to do in our ministry and everyday living. First, we're told that where two or three are gathered He is in the midst. (Matt 18:20) That means when we come together and agree on one accord He shows himself mighty and powerful on our behalf. Second, we're told that a three strand cord is not easily broken. (Ecc 4:12) That's the marriage bond. When both of you operate together one accord with God as the head of it all you're powerful in all you put your hands to. I didn't say there wouldn't be ups and downs... Don't be painting the wrong picture! Finally, but most importantly our individual walk must be linked with the Lord before all of these truly can be as powerful as they need to be. (Acts 1:8; Acts 10:38; 1 Cor 1:18; 2 Cor 12:9)

We gather power from each other, but most importantly or power comes from God. We must not forget how much we need each other as the song says ... "to survive." So, be sure to plug into your power sources daily. God blessed you with each of the for a reason. Family, friends, co-workers, church members, and even strangers on the street can offer wise counsel, edification and a source of power from it. (No gossiping or backbiting... That's power drainers and enemy knows it) And most importantly plug into God daily through prayer, devotion, praise and worship, meditation, fasting and other spiritual disciplines. There's your true power source just like plugging that cell phone in at night...