Do you ever find that when you're tired it is harder to respond in grace? That it is harder to do and be everything that is needed? Sometimes that tiredness creeps into our spirit, cutting off vitality and victory.
I see a picture a someone holding a baton in battle, the worn out soldier begins lowering the baton in exhaustion.
Maybe you feel like this person; weary of the battle, tired, exhausted on life… nearly submerged and overwhelmed. Your guard dropping, your baton falling. Even the vigilance of walking out victory is beginning to take a toll.
Just as I was cleaning the kitchen, I felt the Holy Spirit impress on my heart that we are to be intentional again. I encourage you; remember the moments God has delivered victory for you… how precious they were! Now, though it is contrary to how you feel, keep walking!
So often, in this place, we want the world to change… another person, work, finance, family… Our tiredness becomes someone else's fault, our inner turmoil is justified as not our own. However, victory and revival don't start with change over there, it starts with change here.
Rodney "Gypsy" Smith, a revivalist from the 1800's says if you want revival;
“Go home. Lock yourself in your room. Kneel down in the middle of the floor, and with a piece of chalk draw a circle around yourself. There, on your knees, pray fervently and brokenly that God would start a revival within that circle".
Keep walking out victory, and know that… victory belongs to the Lord!
Proverbs 21:31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the Lord.
If you don't have a currect favourite song, here's one for you; 'Lord I need you' by Matt Maher - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuvfMDhTyMA