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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Revitalize and Refresh

“He leads me beside the still waters, He restores my soul.” Psalms 23: 2-3.

We are all overwhelmed, at times, with the demands on our time and energy.  We keep plugging away at our responsibilities, rather like the “Energizer Bunny”. However, we need to take time to refresh our inner spirits, inhaling God’s love while exhaling worry and anxiety. I am presently on vacation in Wisconsin, staying in a condo on the shore of Lake Michigan. I can sit and watch the waves, walk or swim in the water, walk along the beach, or just sit quietly and enjoy the sound of the waves. It refreshes me to be still, to be in tune to God and nature, to be relaxed and breathe in a replenished spirit. Jesus took time to refresh, pray, and enjoy solitude to revitalize himself. Likewise, we need to do the same. 

Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to remember to take time for ourselves to refresh and revitalize our spirits. Be with us in our daily lives, so that we can achieve a balance that includes work and activities and time to replenish ourselves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.     

Carolyn Brandle

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