I’ve been on staycation this past week, and oh, how I needed this staycation! I was exhausted in every manner, and I truly needed to re-charge my batteries. The daily battle had worn me down: putting up walls against surrounding negativity; battling against any negative emotions which were trying to conquer me; handling a large work-load each day; trusting that God will take care of things (after all, everything is in His hands); going to the chapel each morning before starting my daily work. My life verse is Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.” Each day I wear a bracelet which has that verse on it. I also daily wear a bracelet which has a verse from a poem by Alexander Pope: “Teach me to feel another’s woe, to hide the fault I see.” But I blogged on that verse previously, so let’s get back to Philippians 4:13. This morning I’ve been asking myself, “Have I truly been drawing upon Christ’s strength? If yes I have, then I would have been in a much more exhausted state if I had not been drawing upon it; if no, how do I need to draw upon His strength more?” You see, we don’t dare go into battle each day without Him at our side. Life is way too much for us to contend with. In fact, it can be overwhelming at times. So how do we draw upon His strength so that we won’t change into a quivering mass of weakness? We ask Him for it. We pray. We dive into the Word like a thirsty, water-starved fish. We don’t allow others to suck that strength from us with their negativity and sins. We plug into Him and stay plugged-in, keeping that strength flowing at all times. That is when we can truly be on staycation at all times. J


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A servant of Jesus Christ
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