I bought a new tablet this summer. I’m a gadgets girl by nature, but this was purchased for a different reason. The screen for my laptop went out years ago. It is nice to stay connected to the outside world, but it only ran because of the hamsters secretly running in place of my battery.
Opening up this new toy has been like Christmas Day all summer long. My favorite feature is the Power Saving feature. I’m a nerd. I’ve spent hours figuring out how to make the battery last. For example, I don’t need the screen to rotate right now. If I’m not using Wi-Fi I put it on airplane mode.
The question that I face is this: if I put so much effort into using energy wisely for an electronic device, how much thought do I put into how I manage my own energy resources? Do I make the wisest choices so that my own mind, body, and spirit are at their full capacity? Or would my batter life say empty if it had a meter on it? How much do you have left in your energy meter?
You have shown me the way of life, and you will fill me with the Joy of your presence.
– Acts 2:28