Gearing up for the holiday season can be exhausting. Don't reach for an energy drink. Open the Bible.
Dec 3, 2012
How we think we feel has a definite effect on how we actually feel physically. If your mind tells you that you are tired, the body mechanism, the nerves and the muscles accept that fact. But if your mind is intensely interested, you can keep on at an activity indefinitely.
The Bible tells us that everything we are—our ability to think and reason and act—come to us as a gift from God. “In Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). God is not only the source of our life, He is also the source of the energy we need to live that life.
Religion functions through our thoughts; in fact, it is a system of thought discipline. By supplying attitudes of faith to the mind, religion can actually increase your energy.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Your belief in God helps you accomplish all you need to do (and more!) by communicating to your body that you have ample support and resources of power.
The supreme overall word of the Bible is life, and life means vitality—to be filled with energy. Jesus said, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
This doesn’t mean your life will be free of pain or suffering or difficulty. But it does mean that if you practice abiding in God and listening to his voice, you can live with power and energy. Every day. “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).
God is the source of all energy in the universe—atomic energy, electrical energy and spiritual energy. When we are in spiritual contact with God, the Divine energy flows through our personality, automatically renewing both our minds and bodies.
So the next time you’re feeling tired and overwhelmed, don’t reach for an energy drink. Instead, sit quietly. Open your Bible to the Psalms. Meditate on the power and presence of God in your life. Be energized!