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What Do You Do to Recharge?

由Amanda于2009年12月22日
category:Inspiration

brokenglassWhat do you do to recharge your energy or to re-focus? Perhaps you relax in the front of the T.V., enjoy a cup of coffee, indulge in some ice cream, or curl up with a good book. All these things are perfectly okay to do, but they don’t truly give us life.

As a mom I need energy, life, encouragement, and love, because I am pouring out all day long. After the kids are in bed, my husband and I crash on our bed and “take 5 minutes.” We need to recharge and rest. The constant listening, concern, disciplining, and physicality of lifting children is draining.

I often look in the wrong direction to recharge my “batteries.” I sometimes fail to have a quiet time and meet with God that day. I don’t wake up until I hear my children are awake and the bustle of my day immediately begins. Why don’t I fight for time alone with God?

我的朋友,Esther,过去一周与我分享了这句话:

“上帝是你最大的粉丝。作为你的天父,他不断哄你进入精神胜利的高峰。When you neglect the secret place, He’s not disappointed in you, He’s disappointed for you. He sees the spiritual riches available to you, and His heart breaks when He watches you getting by-passed.He wants you to share in heaven’s best, and He looks with wistful longing when you short-change yourself spiritually.” – Bob Sorge

Ouch! We are robbing ourselves of God’s living water with the cisterns we have created for ourselves. We are short changing ourselves.

It is hard to find time to spend with God. I don’t like waking up early and my brain is fried and exhausted at night. I have to fight to find time with God. It isn’t easy. I sometimes sit at a crumb covered breakfast table with my 2 year old sitting next to me drawing in her own notebook. Sure, she is distracting, but at least I am sitting at the side of a river with flowing living water. Its probably better to be sitting at the river slightly distracted with my children, than not even going at all.

我的导师,克里斯汀,给了我这个挑战,我将它传递给你。Before you do anything fun for yourself spend some time with God. What she means is before you sit down to watch TV or read or eat for fun do something to spend time with God.它可以读圣经,听着崇拜的歌,或者说祷告。这一点是寻求上帝的生命。他想成为我们生命的来源!

你什么时候找到时间与上帝?你创造了一些你用来放松的“破碎的蓄水池”是什么?

7 Responses to What Do You Do to Recharge?

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    Comment byBreanna
    December 22, 2009 @8:10 am

    Thanks for that! I am challenged and inspired and I will be working on going to God before picking up the remote or surfing the net.;)

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    Comment byAmy Davis
    December 22, 2009 @10:01 am

    Wow, that really spoke to me! I’m off to fight for some quiet time! Thanks Amanda!

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    Comment byDawn
    December 22, 2009 @2:48 pm

    Fabulous and convicting. Thank you. These words won’t be forgotten!

  • 克里斯蒂评论
    December 22, 2009 @下午6:53

    Definitely… I fight it too sometimes, mostly because I find that when I get into the Word, I get consumed and will spend hours and hours… not that it is a bad thing, but once I start, I never stop and then won’t sleep (negative for a busy mom) because I get consumed with my thoughts of what I have read. I love the idea of listening to a worship song or something else as well to have your time. I like to journal what God has shown me in a devotional type style. It helps me process.

  • Gravatar 2009年12月23日@5:00 am

    阿曼达的帖子昨天让我想到我们在生活中所做的所有事情,这似乎是无辜的,但实际上可以引导我们毁灭的道路。现在,喝一杯咖啡或观看一点电视不会杀死我们,但我们在我们生活中允许的影响(包括电视上的那些)可能是危险的。[...]

  • Gravatar 2009年12月23日@11:37 am

    [...]December 23, 2009 by Amanda So how was John 15 for you? Did you fight for quiet times this past week? I wrote about fighting for a quiet time this week over at The Mom Crowd. [...]

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    Comment by Barb
    December 25, 2009 @5:07 pm

    伟大的帖子!引用来自Bob Sorge的“秘密地区的秘密” - 一个很棒的书,我不能高度推荐。

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