Have you ever felt weary beyond words? I have. The good news is we do not have to remain that way – we can stay filled with the peace, the joy and the presence of God.
Lately, I have been spending time each day with my aunt, who has covid. She has developed heart and kidney failure and continues to ebb away almost daily it seems.
One morning in particular, I awoke, spent time in prayer and then worshipped. Filled with God, I knew I could face this day with strength, faith and peace.
I completed my work, ran some errands then went to my aunt’s house to sit with her awhile.
After a few hours I was home. And I was drained. It felt like all the life had been pulled out of me.
Weary beyond words, I wanted to lay my head down and cry. Instead, I turned on my latest favorite cd, Enter In, and I did just that – I entered in – into the presence of God.
It took some time, but God filled me back up.
In our current atmosphere, I have noticed many of us become drained throughout our days. From the busyness, or from stress, even from situations we are having to walk through. People, even strong, spiritual people are becoming weary.
Hard times will come – challenges will come our way – but we can stay filled with God and His peace.
Still, like me, there are days we will have to fill and refill.
It’s very important to stay filled during this time – even if we must refill numerous times a day.
There are several different things we can do to refill – you must choose the one that works for you. For me, that day, it was worship.
Sometimes it is listening or reading the word.
Ephesians 5:25-26 says, “Just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word.”
Some days it is praying in the spirit.
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. (Jude 1:20)
Some days it is simply sitting in the presence of the Lord.
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11)
Today I want to encourage you to stay filled with the spirit.
Ephesians 5:18, teaches us, “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit.”
It may be through prayer or worship. For you it may be through the word of God or praying in the spirit. Whatever it is, find your way to stay filled with the presence and the power of God, continually.
You need to be filled continually and those around you need you to remained filled with God.
During the most challenging times, we must allow our light to continue to shine for those around us as well as ourselves. Then and only then can we continue to draw others to God and continue to bring Him glory. Be filled my friends, and stay filled.
Appoint My Days
I walk in faith today, for Jesus has taken away fear and doubt in my life. Fear will not rule me – Faith Will! Whatever is not of faith is sin, so I speak words of life. Today, I cast all my cares on Christ today. I will go throughout my day worry free. I choose to meditate on the promises, and not the problem. As I cast my cares on Christ today, I will magnify God’s Word in all that I do.
1 Peter 5:7