We saw this sign at Newark Airport a few months ago. “Recharge Here”….(I know it looks like “Recharge Herb”, but thats just the glare!) It was an outlet station for those people who needed to recharge their phones, laptops, notebooks and other electronic gadgets. There were multiple outlets that people just plugged into and allowed their devices to power up while they waited for their flight. I thought it was a nice gesture and helpful for many people. i have to tell Dallas Fort Worth International Airport about how progressive we are in New Jersey!
You know what would be really progressive? If there were “Recharge Stations” for our spirits, emotions and bodies! Wouldn’t that be awesome? You are feeling run down, tired, lethargic. You don’t have the energy that you use to have and and every day seems like a grind. Just go to the local “Recharge Station” and plug in for an hour and boom, you are fully charged! You look at your energy level and it reads 100%. How great would that be to be able to operate on full capacity and do all the things that you want to do but often can’t because you are just plain wiped out?
We may not have anywhere where we can simply plug in and get instant energy, but God has provided us with a variety of ways to refresh and revive our spirits, souls and bodies. The problem is that we force ourselves to push from morning to night and often don’t take the time to intentionally recharge. Whether it is exercising, eating well, practicing Sabbath, engaging in set times of prayer and meditation, fellowshipping with friends sitting in silence, or singing praise and worship songs, there are a multitude of ways to recharge our batteries. People must find, for themselves, how and where and with whom they can recharge. They must find where they can go to feel most recharged.
David prays in Psalm 23: “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.” I want our home and our church to be a place where people feel they can “recharge”. “Recharge Here”. Too many people wait for the weekend…or for their vacation, to recharge. I wonder how much of a difference it would make in our lives if we regularly, even daily, intentionally recharged.
What do you think?