Morning Thought: Have you ever had this experience? You’ve put your phone on the charger, and then a few hours later you check it, and the battery is still depleted. You thought it was charging, but when you double checked, the phone wasn’t correctly plugged in. This has happened to me quite a few times this past week. I’m reminded that we really need to be connected to Christ in order to be recharged. You may think you’re connected, but if power isn’t flowing into you, there’s something wrong. Today, get rid of anything blocking your true connection to Christ. “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me” (John 15:4, MSG).