GET TOGETHER- WE NEED GOD-ADE
Isa 40:28-31 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.(NKJV)
Do you remember the quote in the old Gatorade commercials an athlete would be tired and then a friendly voice would say: “you look like you need some Gatorade?” People often drink Gatorade, or Powerade to replace electrolytes that have been lost due to hard work, exercise, or athletic competition. In life we often have energy drained from us physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Physically human beings may experience loss of strength due to an accident, or some medical condition. When this happens people may have to go through some type therapy to regain their strength and to function in the way that they were before.
Emotionally and spiritually energy can be drained from us through various life experiences. Sometimes it may be due to the death, or long illness of someone that was very close to us. It may come sometimes when we have been ministering to other people. There are many different things that can cause us to be emotionally and spiritually drained.
No matter what the situation is there is good news for all of us who are followers of Christ. We are told by the Apostle Paul in 2Co 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” (NKJV)
So therefore, we can stand on the word that is promised to us by the prophet Isaiah. Let’s look at some faith builders in this passage that will help us to do just that.
First, we are children of the everlasting God. His power is limitless. He unlike us never gets tired or weak. I can remember a young man who is a missionary told me about going to a country in the Far East. He said that he went to a temple where people of one of the Eastern Religions worshipped. He said that the practitioner of that religion had to ring a bell to wake up the god that he worshipped. My friend told him that the God that we worship does not have to be woke up. He neither slumbers, nor sleeps. Isaiah tells us that He neither faints or is weary.
Today as New Covenant children of God we can rejoice that He gives us power through the Holy Spirit. If you are running on empty today, ask Him to fill your tank. Sometimes He may fill your tank by having you to rest. When you pull your car up to the gas pump you must turn it off for the refueling to take place. Although we aren’t really turned off from thinking we can take time to just be in His Presence, spend time in His word, and spend time in prayer. We also need to spend some time with our families as well as with some good friends in some good clean wholesome activities. By the way laughter is a big help in this process as well.
We are also told by Isaiah to wait upon the Lord. The Hebrew term for wait here is qavah, kaw-vaw’. It can mean to expect. Isn’t it great that we can expect our God to come through for us? Perhaps you are tired today. Maybe that child that you have been praying for still hasn’t come back to the Father’s House. Maybe you have had a loved one pass from this walk of life recently. This can be emotionally and spiritually draining. Ask the Lord to renew your strength. Maybe you have a broken bone or some other medical situation that you are recovering from. Believe that the Lord is going to help you to once again run and not grow weary. That you will be able to walk again as you did before.
Perhaps you have grown weary in your calling and you need God to renew your zeal for Him and what He has called you to do. Ask the Lord to help you to mount up to help you to soar like an eagle and to ascend to the heights that God desires for you to ascend to.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus we thank You that You are always with us. We thank You that You are the One that renews our strength. We thank you that we don’t have to wake You up, but you awaken us. We thank You that You do renew strength. We thank you for the promise that we can count on that we will mount up with wings like eagles and run and not grow weary. We pray over each person reading this today. That they will mount up, run and not grow weary, and walk and not faint!
In Jesus Name
God Bless you all! Thanks for your prayers and for your love!