Times are indeed unpredictable and can often be filled with stress. It is disheartening to see how the news often delivers one sad news story after another. But amidst this wave of negativity, it becomes crucial to seek out the silver linings that shine through the darkest clouds. One way to do that is by doing a spiritual reboot and reconnecting with the Lord.
The constant bombardment of distressing news can indeed weigh heavily on our minds and hearts, making it challenging to find solace and optimism in the midst of it all.
Rather than allowing ourselves to be consumed by the negativity around us, we can focus on creating pockets of positivity in our lives. It starts with seeking out stories of hope, compassion, and resilience. By shining a spotlight on these heartwarming tales, we uplift ourselves and inspire others around us.
Though the news may continue to deliver unsettling stories, it is within our power to cultivate resilience, positivity, and hope in our own lives. Let’s talk about it.
You’ll also see pics of scriptures that resonate with me and that the Holy Spirit is using to get me through all this.
From my knees to your ears
When God hits the reset button
The Holy Spirit is an essential aspect of the Christian faith, representing the presence and power of God in the lives of believers. As stated in the previous response, the Holy Spirit is indeed real and plays a significant role in the lives of believers.
The Holy Spirit’s presence is not merely a concept or a metaphor but a tangible reality. Through the Holy Spirit, we can experience a deep sense of connection with God. The Holy Spirit speaks to the hearts and minds of individuals, providing guidance, wisdom, and understanding. It is said that the Holy Spirit can bring forth revelations and insights that are beyond human comprehension.
The Holy Spirit guides believers in their spiritual journey. It is like a gentle force that helps them understand God’s will and navigate life’s complexities. The Holy Spirit leads them closer to God, truth, and righteousness.
Moreover, the Holy Spirit brings comfort and consolation. In difficult times, the Holy Spirit provides solace and reassurance. It brings peace that is beyond comprehension, offering hope and strength to overcome life’s challenges.
The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives inside you and covers you with His baptism. You can be immersed in it… in Him. Covered in Him. Hidden in Him.
When God prompts a personal reboot
Life has a way of presenting us with unexpected challenges and moments of introspection. Sometimes, amidst the chaos and confusion, we may feel the need for a fresh start, a personal reboot. And in those moments, it is not uncommon for the Lord to beckon you closer to Him.
When God prompts a personal reboot, it signifies a call to examine our lives, our choices, and our actions with a renewed perspective. It is an invitation to reflect on our purpose and realign ourselves with the values and principles that truly matter.
Just like a computer that occasionally needs to be restarted to clear out unnecessary clutter, a personal reboot allows us to let go of negativity, shed the weight of past mistakes, and to embrace a path of growth and transformation. It is a time to reassess our priorities, make amends where necessary, and set new goals that are in line with our deepest desires.
A personal reboot guided by God is not necessarily a drastic upheaval of our entire lives.
It can be a gradual, intentional shift towards a more purposeful existence.
It may involve letting go of unhealthy habits, fostering better relationships, pursuing meaningful passions, or investing in self-care and personal development.
Ultimately, a personal reboot prompted by God is an opportunity for spiritual growth, self-discovery, and a deepening connection with Him. It is a chance to experience God’s grace and guidance in a profound and transformative way.
A fresh opportunity for us all to start over.
We, as Christians, have become spiritually fat, arrogant, and independent. All this is Him giving us another chance, as a country and as Christians, to return to Him in a fresh, new way. It’s reboot season, Baby. Be sure you don’t waste it, OK?
Our time on this earth is short. He’s soon coming.
We have to get our Christian priorities in order. Here is what God is revealing for me to focus on.
First, don’t run to what doesn’t [really] matter.
If you’ve neglected time with Him, this moment -when all is still- is your chance to reboot and reconnect. What a gift!!!!!!!
So, be sure to eat good “food” during this season of reboot.
Don’t feed only on Netflix at this important reboot time.
Chile, TV can’t help you. (Yeah, I said “Chile” 🙂 *hehe*
What should we be focusing on?
Here are items I think are important for me now:
- Faith and Worship: A Christian’s commitment to faith in God and regular worship is central to a Christian’s life. This includes attending church services, prayer, and engagement with sacred texts.
- Family and Relationships: We should prioritize the well-being and unity of their families. We should emphasize values such as love, compassion, and support in their relationships.
- Service and Charity: Many of us Christians prioritize serving others and engaging in charitable activities. This could involve volunteering, helping those in need, or contributing to community initiatives.
- Personal Integrity and Morality: Living according to biblical principles and maintaining personal integrity. This involves making ethical decisions and adhering to moral values.
- Discipleship and Spiritual Growth: Continuous spiritual growth through learning, discipleship, and applying biblical teachings to their lives. This can include attending Bible studies, reading religious literature, and seeking mentorship in their faith journey.
C’mon, I’m not a fanatic!
Let me be clear: this blog post is starting to sound super preachy. Remember, I am talking to myself just as much as I share with you. I am not advocating a dull, one-dimensional life.
Sure, you can do those fun things, but not all day and night! Don’t let them be all-consuming. NOOOOOO!
If you only use those things (Netflix, hobbies, etc.) to fill your time, you’ll fall into fear, depression, or anxiety.
Girl, those things are nothing more than spiritual “junk food”; they do not provide sustenance or spiritual nutrition. They won’t give you the strength, encouragement, or power you need during this reboot.
They’re just “fun” things to “munch” on but can’t be all you ingest.
Instead, intentionally use this time to draw nigh to God afresh.
During this still time, you can fall in love with the Lord all over again. Just like at the beginning of your faith walk when you first met Him. Reboot.
Here is the skinny on what (else) I’m doing during my spiritual reboot…
1. Commanding myself to worship.
I’m turning on my praise and worship music (sometimes it’s even Andy Mineo’s old stuff like “You can’t stop me!”) to force my mind to focus on the Lord and to command or “order” the environment in my home.
I am going make (I.E., FORCE) myself worship no matter what because worship is warfare!
It’s battling for your spiritual state of being and even your mood.
Turn off the TV for about five minutes or more and turn on something praise-worthy.
Do this throughout the day!
If you have kids, this is soooooo good for them too.
Not only are you being a good example, but you’re placing a spiritual narrative in their mind. They need words of power to rise up in their spirit when they are scared.
2. Get alone with the Lord.
In recent years, I’ve been praying on the floor or on my bed. Sometimes, I even lay flat on the floor like a cuckoo!
Today, I felt led to assume the old-fashioned traditional posture for prayer – on my knees.
NOTE: This is just what God leads me to do. But I want you to do what He tells you to do.
The bottom line is to “up” your prayer game right now.Now, more than ever, you need a word from God and you need comfort. In these days to come, pray more than you ever have. Click To Tweet
3. Praise God now for keeping you healthy healed, and for the conclusion of all this.
In faith, worship Him for carrying you and everyone through this. If you’ve tested positive for something, praise Him for restoring your health! Praise Him in advance!
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”Mark 11:24
Just because they say “it’s going to be worse” doesn’t mean it has to.
Those are man’s words! Pray it WILL NOT!!!!
Whose report will you believe, Sister in Christ?
My answer: I will believe the report of the Lord.
Just like Ron Kenoly’s song of old:
“His report says
I am healed
His report says
I am filled
His report says
I am free
His report says victory”
Are you old enough to remember that song? Tell me in the comments.
Spiritually reboot NOW!!!!!
Look, I love you, and I don’t doubt we are going to be OK.
Trust Jesus and turn to Him now for YOUR reboot. Start over.
You have fresh grace, forgiveness, and acceptance…just like any other day, but you may now have more time this season.
Don’t worry about past mistakes.
Start over, and reboot NOW! Even if you must continue to work and do your job to care for others. Reboot.
You’re not a Christian?
If you have never known the Lord as our Savior, surrender your life to Him now. Yes, I said NOW!!!!
Tell Him you believe in your heart that He is Lord. Speak it with your lips.
Listen, He is real, whether you believe it or not. That little something in your gut telling you He’s real … LISTEN TO IT!!!!
Ponder this: You can’t see gravity, but it’s real. Say, for instance, you don’t believe in gravity….doesn’t matter. You will soon find it to be real.
Don’t test gravity, and don’t test the Lord.
You’ll discover He’s real, and I want that to be a joyous time for you and not the most horrible thing imaginable. Don’t reject Him.
You’ll be sorry if you do.
Give your life over to Him NOW. You can figure out the rest later. Just surrender. He loves you so much, and nothing you do can change that. He accepts you.
The steps to salvation!
I mentioned Andy Mineo earlier. I love his work…especially his first few albums. This is my favorite!
Talk to me… what is God saying to YOU during this season? Comment below! <3
About now, you need a little humor about all this. Of course, God’s people will deliver!
You gotta tell me if this cracked ya up, too! Comment below!