“He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.“ -Psalm 23:3
Life has reached the brim with responsibilities in the past few days. My energy was drained due to the responsibilities of a new pool, parenting, preparing for vacation, preparing for a mission trip, and making our house feel like home, not to mention I was given 36 gallons of paint and painting the walls in my house is on my list also. (BUT I WILL WAIT.) Life can wear us down, and we can become tired. I read my bible every morning and spend one on one time with God, I am thankful for the time I have with Him. In His precense I feel the stress leave my shoulders because choosing to spend time with Him is how I hit the re-fresh button of life through conversation with God. “He refreshes my soul.” Some people think there are people or things that can help them rejuvenate; maybe even a vacation… But, the truth is, we have everything we need in God.
Do you need refreshing? “Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters” -Isaiah 55:1
We can’t run at full speed 24/7. God never intended us to deal with constant stress from sun up to sun down.-Matthew 11:28 If we choose to run a mile a minute our priorities begin to shift and we will get distracted. Not only that but our spiritual hunger suffers when in fact we need Him even more. By having fellowship with God and listening to His voice, a healthy life perspective emerges and once again you realize God’s blessings in your life. Meet with God in His word so you can release your burdens to Him and hit the re-fresh button of life. When God refreshes us we also become channels of spiritual refreshment for others as well!
Make time for refreshing!
Father God, I need You to refresh me. My life is busy but my heart’s desire is to sit with You and experience Your refreshing for my soul. Thank You that You promise to refresh us and lead us forward. In Jesus’ name, Amen.