Imagine a world without cell phones, iPads, or the internet. Scary thought isn’t it? A few centuries ago, before the invention of mobile devices and Google, we were a society that somehow found a way to stay connected. I remember a time when we put a pen to paper and perhaps wrote the best love letters that would even rival the works of Shakespeare. We know how to stay connected to our gadgets, but are we taking the time to recharge our spiritual livelihood? As people of faith, if we don’t plug in to our greatest source – God, eventually our batteries will die out.
Here are a few things you can do to recharge your spiritual livelihood.
SHUT IT DOWN.
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. – Luke 5:16 (NIV)
As a society, we have grown accustomed to being glued to our devices. So much so, that we find it nearly impossible to unplug ourselves every now and then. Jesus knew the importance of staying connected to the Father. He would leave the crowds and find a quiet place to commune with God. Take some time out today to spend with your creator. In His presence, we are rejuvenated, refreshed and strengthened.
SING YOUR HEART OUT!
Sing to the Lord; praise his name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves. – Psalm 96:2
I love to sing my heart out to God. Anyone close to me knows that I will belt out in a song any chance I get. When you begin to worship, a sound is released that is unique and unlike no other. Remember the story of Mary and her alabaster box? The costly oil was her most treasured possession, it was all she had. Without hesitation, Mary realized that her worship to Jesus was far more valuable than the small jar she owned. In turn, Jesus was pleased and blessed her obedience. Beloved, if you find yourself with nothing left to give, rest assured that there is a melody in your heart waiting to be sung. The word says that He will inhabit your praise (Psalm 22:3). It is the heartfelt cry of our spirit man that captures the heart of God.
See related article: Worship: The Cry of the Spirit Man
DO LIFE TOGETHER.
There is something to be said when people come together in fellowship. In the book of Acts chapter 2, we read how they all assembled in one place and experienced a super natural encounter that changed their lives forevermore. As we continue to read on, verse 44 states:
All the believers were together and had everything in common. ~ Acts 2:44
There is power when two or more people are present (Matthew 18:20). Like a well-oiled machine, we need each other. The bible teaches us to encourage, pray and lift each other up continuously. Just the other night, I had my very first life group with a few sisters from my local church. My spirit leaped inside as we broke bread, studied the word, and shared about what God is doing in our lives. Human connection does good to the soul because we serve a relational Father.
I pray that these little golden nuggets will help you navigate through the waters of life as you find unique and different ways to recharge your spiritual battery.