One of the things I try to teach people is that they need energizers built into their schedule. Each of us have different things that deplete our energy. We also have things that give us energy. Introverted people have their energy sucked out of them when they’re around large crowds. They need alone time to recharge. The opposite is true for extroverts. However, most of us will usually go, go, go until we are bone tired and weary. We go until we can’t go any more. We’re either forced to recharge using methods we’ve learned about ourselves or we do something that fulfills our purpose and we recharge quickly.
Jesus knew what it was like to be bone tired and weary like we get. John 4:6 says, “Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime” (NLT). Jesus was so tired and weary, His disciples left Him sitting against the wall of the well while they went to find food in the nearby town. That’s when the Samaritan woman came to the well, and Jesus asked for water. In His weariness, He offered her living water. As she ran to tell the town that she had found the Messiah, the disciples returned to find Jesus energized and full. He told them, “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work (Verse 34).”
Isaiah 40:29-31 says, “He gives strength to the weary, And to him who has no might He increases power. Even youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired” (AMP). God knew we would grow weary, but He also provided a way to be recharged that was by directly plugging into Him. He recharges us when we worship, spend time in His presence waiting on Him and in doing His will. If you’re weary today from everything going on in your life, make time to recharge in Him.
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