I used to think that I needed to be in a crisis in order for me to ask God to refresh my soul. There had to be something wrong, the threat of impending danger needed to be present in order to warrant God breaking through and rescuing me. However I have come to realize that refreshing is also needed in times of calm because my spiritual life depends on it.
Crises shouldn’t determine our need for the presence of God in our lives and if it does then perhaps it’s time for an inventory. God is more than an add-on feature that we can activate when we need Him to perform a service. As believers, He is and should be the Lord of our lives and times of peace allows us the space to really get to know who He is and who we are in Him.
The refreshing of our soul, of the essence of who we are, is an absolute necessity in cultivating the type of faith that can withstand the storm. The time that we set aside to seek His face, learn from His word and listen to His voice is what allows us to become rooted and established in Him. It is in the quiet times of refreshing that we form the habits that will allow us to lean fully into God regardless of what is happening around us.
I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
Oh, bless me now, my Savior!
I come to Thee ~ Annie Sherwood Hawks & Robert Lowry
by Kalesha Peters