Thursday, March 30, 2017
Refresh and Restore
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled."
(Matthew 5:6, NIV)
Sometimes, it's easy to get wrapped up in taking care of the people around us.
You may find that you're always giving, taking care of the children, working overtime at the office, or helping that friend who is struggling. And that's all good.
But if you're not careful, you can end up feeling rundown.
That's why you have to take time every day to get filled back up.
Your first priority should be taking care of yourself and making time to get into the presence of Jesus.
Throughout scripture, we see that in God's presence, there is fullness of joy, fullness of peace, and fullness of victory.
In His presence, you're refreshed and restored.
That's why it's so important to take time every day to read your Bible and meditate on His promises.
We have to be diligent to have quiet time with Him.
Today, take time to get alone with God and just say, "God, I love You today. Thank You for my life, for my family, for the opportunities You've given me. Lord, I know every good thing comes from You."
When you live like that, with your heart connected to His, you'll be refreshed, restored and filled up for the journey of life ahead!
A Prayer for Today
"Father, thank you for filling me with Your strength. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, so that I can be righteous in You. I hunger for Your truth and seek You first. Draw me to You and keep me close to You always in Jesus' name.