It’s been quite a few weeks for me. You might remember back at the start of July, coming off the heels of vacation, I led our congregation in a Day of Prayer, which was simply my confession as one at a dry place and what I needed to do in that moment.
Last week, I was privileged to serve my family as my uncle passed away in Tyler, TX. I left Sunday after church and drove to Tyler, helped with the service on Monday and led a graveside service in Shreveport, LA, then returned midweek. On Saturday, my brother-in-law got married in Hutch. My amazing wife and her mom were responsible for making all the flowers for this, which meant that I needed to help on the home front. Stay at home moms have a much more difficult job than they get credit for.
After a full day on ministry Sunday (I’m currently serving our adults by teaching a Sunday School class where all our adults are together, giving teachers a break for the summer, plus my Sunday AM sermon, plus Small Groups), I was drained.
Monday I recharged by jumping into lots of administrative tasks and an Elders Meeting. Today, I’m tired. Drained. I feel the need in my soul to recharge.
What do you do in these moments? How do you recharge?
Well, for me, the big priority is attending to my soul. I haven’t been happy in God like I usually am. And, my frustration has been because I haven’t been served (not very noble, right?). So, today, I’m spending time the Psalms. Praying some prayers in Valley of Vision. Checking in on my soul. I find God’s Word refreshing and life-giving. In fact, I need God to come near to me through His Word. So, the drain is slowly getting recharged.
I know many of you probably deal with more difficulties that I mention here. But, I think the remedy is probably the same. Attend to your soul. Take some time and allow God to recharge you. And, as you pursue this, I’d appreciate your prayers as I continue to recharge.