Spiritually speaking, I would say at times I feel run down. Weak. Empty. Far away. Broken. Dried up. Wandering. A little lost. Sometimes I say that I feel like a deflated balloon – limp and a bit lame.
Can you relate?
So what do we do? How do we revive? Find our way back? Piece it all back together? Re-flate, so to speak?
I’ll be honest in saying that sometimes I wish someone would answer this question with something fancy. Something new. Like…drink a cup of hot tea, read John 3:16 and dance around. You’ll feel much better. Or….read the book by so and so. It will really get you on track.
But no. The answer is always the same.
Read the Word. And Pray.
Because God hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s always me trailing off.
This morning I was praying and really wanted to praise Him. But my words felt like they were coming up a short. My heart wasn’t into it. So I literally just opened my Bible and it fell to Psalm 19.
Love love love.
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul.
The statues of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
The last verse struck me. The eyes. It’s said that we can tell so much by a person’s eyes. Well, Bobby Brown, MAC and Bare Minerals could never do for my eyes what Jesus can. I want soul-deep radiance.
Recently, I’ve had the great privilege of watching the Lord transform the life of a sweet friend. She once was lost and now she’s found. Glory. And every time I see her…she just gets more beautiful. She was gorgeous already, but the Lord does something inexplicable to a person. And it starts in the eyes. Peace. Joy. Kindness. Love. Its always truest in the eyes. And hers are now so radiant.
The Lord’s desire is to revive my soul. To make my simple mind wise. To bring joy to my heart. To give light to my eyes.
My part – remain in Him (John 15:7). It is in Him I am found — radiant.