Good afternoon! Happy Thursday to you all!
TFTD: Replenish the depleted
Psalm 23:3 (NIV)
3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Have you ever felt depleted? I mean a serious decrease in your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical supply? Have you ever invested so much time in a person or a situation that you felt empty and almost useless? We’ll, if you answered yes, then this blog is for you.
While coloring and relaxing my hair the other day, God began ministering to me. I love how God works because He can take simple day-to-day task and attach a message to it. We’ll whenever women place chemicals in their hair to either straighten or to lighten it, it’s important to understand that the hair goes through a strenuous process. The chemicals are literally stripping color away or pulling a naturally tight curl to a loosened state. Now upon verifying that all of the necessary products were in the box, I discovered a “Replenishing Pack”. The replenishing pack said that it conditions and restores moisture back to an otherwise depleted hair texture. Wait, so you mean even the hair companies understand the concept of replenishing a depleted source? Yes, the hair industry understands that after a persons hair has been stripped and pulled from its natural state that in order to maintain it’s luster it will need to have a replenishing conditioner applied for an acceptable amount of time. MY GOD, MY GOD!
In life, when you have poured into other people and invested time and effort into a situation it is vital to get replenished. If your storage is empty, how can people reap benefits where there is no overflow? How can people gather water if the well has run dry? God wants to replenish the depleted. I love how the above scripture in Psalm 23:3 says, “he refreshes my soul…” God doesn’t want you to walk around dry and lacking luster. He wants you refreshed, rejuvenated, vibrate, filled with life, love, and hope.
If you feel depleted, I encourage the following:
- Pray daily
- Work on developing a consistent devotion time with God
- Read the bible
- Attend church and if you are not a member of a church pray for God to lead you to a church home
- Go to bible study
- Listen to worship music
- Surround yourself with strong Christians
- Get away and rest
- Go to a retreat or a conference
- Take bible classes
And the list goes on.
If you want to be filled spiritually, you have to be engaged with the Spirit of Christ. The list above is not in any particular order, but they have helped me to replenish my depleted supply. God has so much work for the body of believers to do and we can’t carry out ministry effectively if we are on empty. It’s time to replenish the depleted. Will you allow God to refresh your soul?
Have a blessed day! Remember to rest in the arms of the Lord and allow Him to fill your cup.
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.
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