I got to take a nice long vacation recently. And even though it was filled with family events (6 total Christmas gatherings), it was actually very refreshing. This last Sunday I came back to church and I could feel the energy flowing in me – I was refreshed. Now I am back to work. Even though it has only been a couple of days, I can feel the refreshing starting to fade away. How can we keep our sense of being refreshed while still working?
Don’t forget to laugh. Be filled up with God’s joy, even in the storms of life. Take time every day (or many times a day) to stop, soak up God’s love, read His Word, and talk to Him. Enjoy silence. Meditate on His promises and faithfulness. Laugh with others, smile at strangers, dance to a song, have a little fun every day, and never stop thinking about Jesus and how He is with you and guiding you. We are not alone and our lives have purpose beyond the stress. God made joy – God is the source of true joy in life. Eternal joy is not found in rebelling against God, but in embracing His way of life. It is harder, and has rules, and brings freedom.
How are you doing today? I hope you have time today (and every day) to slow down, remember your Creator, and laugh. Be refreshed. Don’t forget to laugh a little every day. May God bless you my friends!