“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3)
As women, we often live this scripture in our daily lives without thinking about it much deeper than just what we do. Being Christ-like to our children, our spouses and our friends often becomes second nature. The side effect of this selflessness often produces extreme fatigue mentally, physically and spiritually. When these times of fatigue overtake me I find that I sometimes retreat into a place of "Who is going to take care of me?"
I am a true believer that Jesus is there for me in all circumstances. However, sometimes the enemy sends a black cloud to cover my belief, my knowledge, and my common sense. It is at these times I have to dig deeper into God’s Word and pray that the Holy Spirit will control me and wipe away my doubts. I reach out to our loving Father and ask Him to fill my cup with his unconditional love. God has given us an open buffet that we can take from as we need. He has laid His love out for us.
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:5-6.
“What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31.
Quiet your hearts and wait on the Lord. Wait for him to refresh you.
Prayer: Lord thank you that when the darkness of the enemy covers me, when my cup runs low, I can reach high with my cup and fill it with the love that you, Jesus, have for me! Lord, let me embrace all the sacrifices that I make in your name and know that my reward waits for me with you.
Suggested Reading: Psalm 23, Romans 8:31-39, Romans 12:9-21