We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength. ~ Charles Stanley
Daily duties and activities have a way of filling up the time. There’s always a to do list that’s longer than the wait time at the doctors office and it seems like whenever one thing gets scratched off, three new things are added. If we’re not careful, we’ll find…The clock keeps ticking and we take a licking.
Confession time…Today I felt weary so I sat quietly in contemplation. It dawned on me that for the past few days, I had neglected the quiet time required with my Heavenly Father. Oh, I was busy to be sure…regular daily activities, doing word studies, researching everything from new recipes to Scripture references, however, there was no quiet, alone time with the Father. Is it any surprise?
We’re told Jesus got weary…
John 4:6(ESV) Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.
However, that is not the same thing. My “weariness” was self inflicted. If we don’t spend time alone with God, how can we expect Him to “inject into our bodies energy, power and strength”?
In Strongs Lexicon, the Greek word for weary is “kapiao” meaning to grow weary, tired, exhausted (with toil or burdens or grief) to labour with wearisome effort, to toil
of bodily labour. Not much different from our modern day dictionary.
The reason Jesus was weary was because He was about His Fathers business. He had just gone through a session with Nicodemus explaining what He meant by “born again”, He spent time in Judea with the Disciples as they were baptizing people, then left for Galilee via Samaria. Whew! Makes me weary just thinking about it!
May we not grow weary for the wrong reasons and be swift to repent and seek forgiveness if we do.
Galatians 6:9-10(MSG) So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.
Remember…God is generous and quick to refill our cup when it has been poured out for His glory and purpose.