Ever feel like you’re existing on the fumes of Jesus’ presence alone? Relying on the sips (or drinks) of Living Water you had a while back? That’s pretty been much my life lately.
My ‘summer’ hasn’t been much of a summer.
Life has been back-to-back busyness. I said ‘yes’ to a friend’s plea to take over his MWF teaching job, which started the day after we had houseguests for 3 weeks. It was an answer to prayer for extra finances this summer–thank you God–but oy–the stress. If I’m not teaching, I’m driving. If I’m not driving or teaching, I’m studying.
The stress is bearable–I love what I do–I’m getting paid to read books and teach from them–woo hoo! and there is a trip to the beach in sight. Double Woo hoo!
But in the meantime the ‘fumes’ I’ve been living on are the heavenly language God has given me to pour out my unspoken prayers and cares on a minute by minute basis. I haven’t had a devotional ‘quiet’ time in about two weeks because there has been NO time.
I do a LOT of praying in the car.
Can you relate?
When I feel dry and thirsty, far from the Vine, listless and lacking energy, I turn to the fountain of living water called Jesus.
He just says, “Come.” That’s it–just come.
Don’t DO anything, don’t try to produce anything, or try to feel anything.
So I turn towards Him and pray in the car.
And sometimes there’s another way of refreshing.
This verse below talks about turning around and walking away from sin…a necessary frame of mind when you’re making daily mistakes (as I am wont to do during this season.)
And the promise? A time of refreshing.
How are you renewed, refreshed, restored? Are you feeling dry and thirsty?