Published on May 16th, 2012 | by J Prophet0
In the Word Wednesdays #IWW – 5.16.12
“but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Undergoing Spiritual (Re)Commencement
We are upon a time when many are completing their final assignments of the semester, and some are preparing for a time of commencement. As summer approaches, it becomes a bit easier to breath. We can refill what was depleted during our long year in school, our trying season at work, or our trials at home and in relationship. Changes in weather and scene enable us to realize revitalization. But still, we sometimes neglect to base our renewal in our spiritual relationship with God, which has the profound potential to magnify and sustain this renewal.
Moments of fatigue can seem plentiful when we are striving for a goal. We can get burnt out, frustrated, and thrown off course. We can get so tired that we get stuck, losing vision of our next steps and losing faith in what our next steps can actually do for us. Even after we finish our semesters or close our quarters, we may be so beaten by what we’ve just overcome that it’s increasingly difficult to refuel and keep going. But when we lean on God for strength and guidance, He will direct our paths and empower us to face tomorrow’s challenges. Our connection to God provides us with deep regenerative resilience, something almost inexplicable.
In these seasons of change and renewal, it’s important that we don’t forget to recalibrate our spiritual selves. Our minds and bodies need restoration, and so too does our Spirit. Just as we intentionally take care of our minds and bodies, we should take care of our connection with God, which may have become bruised by life’s circumstances. We don’t necessarily have to do this alone. Hoping in the Lord to renew strength is done incredibly well in community. When we identify with others who seek this type of restoration and align ourselves with this pursuit we experience support grounded in spiritual flow. Leaping on faith doesn’t seem as foolish when others are leaping with you. Take flight!