Posted by Peggy Utley

Part of the ritual at our home each night is to plug in our ipads and telephones before going to bed. It is amazing how the battery power of these instruments of modern technology goes down to low levels by the end of the day. It is also amazing how much we use them and how dependent we have become on them.

As I plug in my gadgets for a recharge, I am reminded of how important it is for me to recharge my own energy with physical rest each night. And also how important it is for me to recharge my spiritual battery with prayer, Bible Study and Worship.

With heavy demands on all of us, a daily recharging, a daily refreshing is necessary for our spiritual lives. David, the King of Israel recognized his spiritual need for recharging when he said, “As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, God” (Psalm 42:1).

A “longing for God” is a good indication that we have been born again. A desire to worship God, privately and corporately comes from a spiritual thirst that we both acknowledge and desire to satisfy.

Private, daily devotional and meditation time is as essential for our soul as eating 3 meals a day. Most of us do not neglect our daily physical need for food so why would we neglect our spiritual need for nourishment? Through private worship we feed our souls daily. Through public worship we join others of like faith to sing, pray and hear God’s message. Such worship enhances our spiritual development. The Psalmist said, “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.” (Psalm 122:1)

Commit yourself to daily prayer and meditation and do not forsake the assembling together for worship with fellow Christians. Without it, your spiritual battery will certainly run down.

In His Love,

Charles