May 28, 2008

Renewed

Over the past month or so I've been having a 'dry season.'  It's not that I've been down or depressed, but rather lacking in the joy and zeal that I normally have for life.  My daily living has been great, but I've been missing something.  Then it occurred to me.  It wasn't  my circumstances or health, but rather my spiritual well being.  

Do you ever have times that you just feel dry?  In the past few days, I have renewed my JOY. The Lord has always been right there waiting.  I was the one who took some time off. But my soul can't survive with time off.  I need to be in His word, quenching my soul's thirst; feeding my spirit with His love. 

This is what I read today:

The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving  toward all He has made.
The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down... You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

The Lord is righteous in all His ways and loving toward all he has made.
The Lord is near to all who call on Him.  He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him...
The Lord watches over all who love Him.

My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.  Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.
Psalm 145:13-21

4 comments:

Kimba said...

Great post. I couldn't agree with you more. I have gone through this cycle now more times than I can count. For a long time I'll do great having my quiet time with the Lord every day. I stay in His word and walk in faith.

Thank something happens and I start taking time off. Then the dryness sets in. I don't always recognize it right away. Then suddenly it occurs to me that it's because I've taken time off. I've started trying to walk under my own power.

I'm actually there right now and I know that I need to redevote myself to prayer and God's Word.

Kim

Kellie said...

Dry spells... oh yes, I know what you are saying. In fact.. I am in one right now and it was funny you should write what you wrote! I know part of mine is the end of school hectic moments and I don't get into the Word as I should. I am looking forward to a refreshing summer ahead. Great verses...

Kellie said...

PS... love the new look of your blog! Quite cheerful!

emily said...

What a timely post for me. Thank you for writing it. Confession? When people put verses on their blogs, I usually skim them but don't read them all the way...what is wrong with me? This time, though...I really read the ones you chose.

I'm so glad I did.

Thank you.