The night seemed short when Jochebed (our new addition) sniffed my face at 3:15am attempting to wake me so she could go to the potty! She was relentless so I stumbled out of bed and took her outside in the middle of the night! The alarm sounded at 5:00 a.m. I hit the snooze button several times before I finally convinced myself I had to get out of the bed and navigate towards the shower. The entire day was long and I was tired. I was really tired......... I wanted to go home after work to RELAX but the RELAX part didn't exactly happen since I had Bible study and choir rehearsal last evening. Long day...................................
It is difficult to not become weary and worn when you have a zillion irons in the fire 24/7. But do you know that when we come to that place of exhaustion that we are not productive for His Kingdom? We become irritable and short tempered with others, we are too tired to read and study the Word and we can't pray for fear of falling asleep when we close our eyes!
We do have a responsibility to take care of ourselves and it must be a daily priority to make time for God. Not a microwave prayer and a mini devotion. When you are craving a doughnut do you settle for those mini's. NO! We want a nice big chocolate covered donut with all the trimmings. We should not settle for anything less than quality time with our Lord and Savior. Microwave prayers and mini devotions will never build a solid relationship with Christ.
Take inventory and eliminate clutter in your life. Mediate on His Word and allow Him to re-energize your Spirit. When we are exhausted, weary and worn we don't make a positive difference in the Kingdom of God.