Sunday night, after a week that seemed 12 days long, my car died...flat. Thankfully I was with my good friend, Beth, dropping her off to her family. Her wonderful husband, Kelly, jumped my car and advised me to head to Autozone the next day for a free battery and alternator checkup. The next morning, after much prayer, my car started without assistance - whew. I went directly to Autozone and discovered my battery was on it's last amp. So, $60 later, I was back on the road.
This little blip on my radar screen wasn't that disasterous, but annoying. It's one of those things I always thought I'd have a husband to handle. But, alas, I must tread on solo through the boy jobs of my life. It had been a very long week, as I mentioned earlier, and this seemed like icing on the cake. I encountered many a shed tear last week, long nights of introspective talks, and sad goodbyes. If I had known better, I would have thought it was a full moon.
What I discovered during that is I'm like my car battery....eventually my juices are drained. But, unlike my poor battery that had to go bye-bye for a newer model, I can be recharged - and after last week, I needed it. My recharging doesn't come from an electrical outlet but from scripture and daily time with God. When that doesn't happen, I become quite the wilted flower. Isaiah 40:31 says, "those who trust 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 faint."
Take time to renew your strength by spending time with the Lord. It'll give you an electrifying jump start to your day.