⚡️ How to Recharge Your Spirit Instantly!

A Minister’s Testimony 
When I was in the Army, the drill instructors used
to come through the battalion every few hours and announce “drink water!”  Being stationed at Fort Benning GA, the heat
was often intense.  Whether or not we
regularly replenished ourselves with water could be the difference between
whether or not we lived to see tomorrow.
I know this may sound a little over the top, but we actually had 3 soldiers
in our camp die from heat strokes.  For this
reason, the sergeants were making sure to remind us to “drink water” to keep us
It is interesting to consider also how this life
experience easily communicates a spiritual condition.  I am reminded of when Jesus stood up and cried out:
If anyone
thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture
has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.

Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who
believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given,
because Jesus was not yet glorified.
(John 7:37-39, ESV).
In ministry I experience those times where I become
tiered, weary in well doing, and lose the joy of my life’s purpose.  Then I begin to wander, “where is the Lord?”  Almost every time this happens I can trace it
back to becoming “busy” and forgetting to “drink
”  My spirit has been neglected
and is not thinking clearly under the heated conditions of life. 
I have often looked at John 7 and checked it off as
a one-time experience thinking, “the Spirit has come, and I have received Him
as a believer.”  While this perspective
is not far from the truth, it lacks the depth of what Jesus was saying.  When my body needs water, I do not only drink
it once.  No.  I drink it every day.  When my soul is needing refreshment, my
experience is far from one who has “rivers of living water” flowing out.  Rather, it is dry and lacking the joy of
My conclusion is that as a minister, I must take
upon myself the responsibility to drink water, and to also remind those around
me to drink.  Further, rivers of water
should flow out of me so that there is plenty to offer the thirsty who have
been wandering though dry and weary lands.
How do I do this?  I remind myself regularly to press into the
Spirit.  Realize that He is with me and
is my helper. Sometimes I have to move beyond how I feel, and offer the sacrifice
of praise and thanksgiving.  We “enter his gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise!
Give thanks to Him; bless His name!” (Psalms 100:4 ESV).  This is how I drink from the cup that
overflows (Psalms 23).
Here’s Your Chance  
If my testimony encourages your heart, I invite you to listen to the below song and let it be a
request to God for refreshment.
  If you
really want it, He will supply.
  You can
bet your life on it. 


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