On this week of “Refreshing” I’ve been praying a lot about what it means to me to be refreshed. Truly refreshed! So I thought of how I love to take loooong hot baths, or go for looong walks. I love to go on Women’s Retreats and I love to go out to dinner with my husband….when we can afford it. I also LOVE to cook and garden, so you can see I have lots of “things” I do to be refreshed in my day to day life.
The more I think about it though, the more I realize that the only way that I am truly “Refreshed” is through Worship and the Word. This is how I get from down and dirty to delirious and dancing! Umm when I say down and dirty, I’m talking…dirty dishes, dirty floors, dirty diapers!
There is something about being Mom day in and day out…it’s a 24/7 thing! “Doing” refreshing things is wonderful, but it’s pretty temporary. What if taking a shower is your only refreshing thing of the day and you don’t get that time? Yes, let’s all just admit it, there are days we can’t take a shower.
Not everyone has the help they need to get a little relief. I’m thinking single moms, struggling marriages, sick kids with little help, spouses overseas serving diligently. There are homes with addiction and homes where Dads and Moms work more than one job to make ends meet. I’ve been in many of these situations…What then?
Moms…we NEED to be REFRESHED!
So here is where worship comes in for me. I hope it will encourage you. Among the hard things in life, among the heartaches in life…God knows that our hearts need to sing. He created us to worship Him and we can do this anywhere and anytime. Nothing can stop our worship!
Crank up the music and focus on the very One that longs to meet with you! Your creator. The One that knows how you feel and wants to renew your soul!
NO, you don’t have to feel like it. Just turn on some music and listen. Be real quiet and listen to the words, listen and let God’s Spirit speak “REFRESHMENT” into your heart.
Start your upward look into the heavens where God may seem far, but He’s really right there!
Are you at work? Who says you can’t sing in your heart. Take your short break or lunch break in your car. Turn on the radio and be Refreshed!
Take your eyes off of this world my friend. Off the kids, off your marriage, off of work…off of everything but God.
“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9a
I guess that’s why I love SPIRIT 105.3 so much. It’s been part of my life for so very long..it’s just part of me.
Go from Down and Dirty to Delirious and Dancing! Don’t try to figure it out..it’s a supernatural thing!
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