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How, Lord … Can I Find Renewed Energy?
In the Word
“Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28 GNT).
Of the Word
When the gas gauge in the car is nearing empty, we know that unless we soon get a fill-up the car will stop running. The same holds true for the battery. Until it is recharged, a dead one keeps the car from going anywhere. Like cars, even we faithful Christians can reach the burn-out point that may keep us at a standstill. It is then we need to be recharged with a spiritual fill-up.
Where do we go for that energizing when we are emotionally drained and just plain worn out? Some choose exercise or a change of diet. Others seek quiet places to read or listen to music. Those things help, but for a real recharging we must turn to God, our solid source of renewal.
Make time to study Scripture with other Christians. Regularly participate in worship and receive the Lord’s Supper. Meet with God daily in prayer for … the Spirit also comes to help us, weak as we are. For we do not know how we ought to pray; the Spirit himself pleads with God for us in groans that words cannot express (Romans 8:26 GNT).
Walking with my Lord
Forgive me, Lord, for all too often I do not take time to be renewed by You. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit so my life gives glory and honor to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: How, Lord? Marcia Gomulka and Myrna Lou Meyer, authors. 3/32 ©2011 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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Scripture quotations marked (GNT) are taken from the Good News Translation ® (Today’s English Version, Second Edition) © 1992 American Bible Society. All rights reserved.