Now that I’m 61, I’m starting to learn the value of some practices that I shunned when I was six. At the top of this list is nap time. I’m beginning to learn the restorative power of a little siesta.
When I was in kindergarten, my classmates and I would roll our little rugs out on the floor and at a specified time each day for a little nap. My kindergarten teacher would tell you that I flunked nap time. I wish she could see me now—she’d give me an A+.
Sometimes I think of that little rug when I lay down on the floor for a little catnap. Just a few minutes of shut-eye is rejuvenating, and what the nap does for you physically, God will do for you spiritually.
In Psalm 23, David says the Good Shepherd will restore your soul. The storehouse of God is plentiful, and when you:
• Run low on gas He will refuel you (Isaiah 40:30-31).
• Feel abandoned, He will receive you (John 1:12).
• Think your fire is about to go out, He will revive you (Psalm 85:6-7).
• Are sad and want to quit, you can rejoice in Him (Philippians 4:4).
• Are confused, you can reflect on His Word (Joshua 1:8).
• Feel weak and think you lack strength, He will replenish you (Philippians 4:13)
In Ephesians (1:19), Paul speaks of the immeasurable greatness of God’s power and the vastness of His strength. Think of how this applies to your relationship with Him in the context of the following words: rekindle, revitalize, refocus, rebuild, recover, rediscover, relax, and reshape.
When you think of each of the words above, you can confidently rely on God to recharge you.