7. Spend time outside.
Fresh air and sunshine have a way of invigorating our brains and elevating our moods. Feeling the wind on our faces and inhaling the scent of flowers and fresh grass can also draw our hearts to God, their Creator. We’re reminded of His presence and His care. He who clothes the meadows with daisies and tends to the bees and butterflies watches over our lives as well. This knowledge enables us to surrender whatever worries that weigh us down and helps us to rest deeply in our Father’s embrace.
That is where true power, peace, and energy are found—in Christ. “Remain in Me,” Jesus said, “and I will remain in you. … Apart from Me you can do nothing.” But with Him, in Him, we can do all things, including tackle whatever responsibilities we’ve temporarily set aside in order to recharge.
We will all experience fatigue and times when we feel as if we have nothing left to give. When that occurs, we can zone out with the television, temporarily distracting our minds but doing little to feed our hearts. Or we can pursue soul-filling ways to recharge, which enables us to return to our obligations filled with joy, peace, and renewed energy.
Jennifer Slattery is a writer and speaker who’saddressed women’s groups, church groups, Bible studies, and writers across the nation. She contributed numerous devotions Drawing Near: 90-Daily Devotions, is the author of Restoring Her Faith and numerous other titles, and maintains a devotional blog at JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com. As the founder of Wholly Loved Ministries, she and her team love to help women discover, embrace, and live out who they are in Christ. Visit her online to find out more about her speaking or to book her for your next women’s event, and sign up for her free quarterly newsletter HERE to learn of her future appearances, projects, and releases.
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