Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we’re not alone on the road. We’re also bid to persevere at all costs. “Nowhere is perseverance needed as much as in the religious life,” the message tells us.
There are times when the road seems so long, and even your mind is wearied; let a lone your spirit, you soul. The two latter ones are most important to survival on this journey. They are what keeps you from losing your mind. When the road-weariness threatens to overwhelm us, we have the victories to recount-ours and those of the biblical heroes of old. We have the Psalms -I like to call them the Balms because they truly do soothe the soul, stir up the spirit, and massage the heart back into a healthy and strong beat. We also have that quiet time with the Lord, in His presence, and in the presence of the Holy Spirit. He made it possible for us to enter into the Holy of Holies spiritually. “I am the truth, the life, and the way.” That means He’s the way into everything good from the Father.
I can’t say enough about praise music; it brings the presence of the Lord because He inhabits the praises of His people. We need to recognize that spiritual burnout is a real thing. Some people don’t want to admit that, but it happens. That’s one of the reasons Jesus often went to a lonely place to pray. He knew, as we all should, that our spirits need the same nourishment and nurturing, and rest and refreshing, as our bodies do-and maybe even more, or more vitally, because it is in the spirit that we have our beginning and end. So, don’t stay wearied. Put on that praise music, spend some time in the Word, reminding yourself and the devil who and whose you are, and rest your spirit in the presence of the Lord. And remember, there are many ways to refresh and restore peace to your soul…classical music is a favorite of mine; Palchelbel or Rachmaninov…mmm, yes, with that cup of tea…now I’m talking…am I right? Yeah, be good to your soul…
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, January 14, 2019, 10:28 a.m.