Have you ever been working on a computer and had the thing freeze up on you? It’s so annoying…especially if you were working on something important. In my experiences, most of the times that it’s frozen up, I’ve been rushing through things, I was clicker-happy hitting keys over and over when it wouldn’t work, and I had a lot of different tabs open or programs running. I simply overloaded my computer. The only thing that will fix the problem is the reset button.
It’s not all that different with people. When we’re overworked, sleep deprived, stressed out about pretty much anything our minds will find to stress about, balancing kids, work, keeping up a home, surprises life throws at us, and whatever else isn’t on this list, we fail to operate like we’re meant to. We start forgetting more things, snapping at others, our patience fuse shortens, and we lose our joy. Our worship is probably way off too! That’s when we need to hit the reset button.
This last weekend I experienced a sweet reset. My wife and I went to a Kari Jobe worship night in Denver, Colorado. We spent three hours praising God with her and Brian and Katie Torwalt. Needless to say, it was awesome. During that three hours my wife and I both had encounters with the Lord. Even though we were among thousands of people, it seemed as though it was so intimate with God. We both left refreshed. It was like a breath of fresh air. It was like walking into a well air conditioned building in the middle of a 105 degree summer. We’ve had so much joy since that night. We are so much more patient, full of faith, refocused, and re-energized.
You don’t have to go to a concert to reset your life. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and dragging your way through life, it’s time for a shot of spiritual espresso! Any time we spend with God, in an intimate connection, through worship, praying, fasting, reading, studying, etc…is well spent and full of exponential value. You need it…we all do. Find the time. Make the time. Nothing is more important in life than our relationship with Him. He’s waiting, the ever-flowing source of life. And Jesus is the master of the reset!
For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.