How much sleep do you get at night? The average person gets less than seven hours of sleep a day. But is that enough sleep for someone with an active lifestyle to recharge their batteries? According to science, no.
The National Library of Medicine suggests that athletes need 8.03 hours of sleep daily to feel rested and recovered. Good sleep means you are taking care of your body.
If you haven’t already, could you make rest a priority? It would be best if you recharged your batteries. If you don’t, you’ll keep hitting walls instead of climbing over them.
What about your spiritual batteries? Are you making sure to recharge them? Do you read Scripture and apply the teachings of Jesus to your life? Are you living the gospel as he asks?
Isaiah 40:31 tells us what happens when we recharge our spiritual batteries. “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Talk about a promise. The Scripture says that following God will result in more energy and strengthen us. We should want to recharge our spiritual batteries.
In today’s world, it is so easy to become consumed by something else that you procrastinate recharging yourself spiritually. Sometimes recharging means that we have to put away the distractions and make time for the Lord. And if we put it off too long, we might become numb and say we don’t need a recharge. That’s what the Devil wants, not Jesus Christ.
We can find rest in Him, that has everlasting benefits. But it requires a willing heart and mind, and making recharging our spiritual batteries a priority.
1. Take one day a week this month to recharge your spiritual batteries. Write down the results.
2. Commit Isaiah 40:31 to memory.