Energy is much more than physical, and energy is all around us. As followers of Christ, I wonder if the Holy Spirit might be that source for us. Let me explain.
WHY ARE WE SO TIRED?
First of all, would you agree that we can feel exhausted and can’t get ourselves off the couch because we are so-o-o- tired but if something excites us or someone suggests a fun activity, we are suddenly energized. Or, we are having a low-energy day, and a high-energy friend comes over. Our energy increases because they bring energy with them, and suddenly we feel more energetic. Much of our energy deficiency stems from a lazy mind because we let our bodies dictate our actions instead of the other way around.
In starts in our head
Let’s be honest. Energy starts in your mind, not your body. And it works both ways. When your mind is energized, your body follows suit. And because your mind is highly malleable and easily influenced, the more active you are physical, the more your mind gets activated, and an incredible energy cycle builds up.
I have a friend that if we talk on the phone and she says she’s so-o-o-o tired, her energy bounces back if I visit with her later.
(Sure hope I don’t have to explain here that I’m not referring to fatigue when we are genuinely ill.)
I wrote the other day that I had had a bad gut day. It’s an ongoing issue that I’ve struggled with for a couple of years. My typical routine is to walk at least forty minutes six out of seven days a week. I was fatigued from the pain, and I didn’t feel like exercising at all. BUT I DID. That’s because I knew walking would boost my energy level.
So where does the Holy Spirit fit in?
So, where does the Holy Spirit fit in all this? While I can’t prove by a particular verse that the Holy Spirit is the source of our energy, I can’t find any verses that suggest otherwise, either. And it seems to me that in every incident in scripture that mentions the Holy Spirit, there is an activity involved, meaning energy.
The Holy Spirit is ACTIVE
The Holy Spirit
- is the giver (active tense) of gifts. (I Co:
- pours (active) out his Spirit (Joel 2:28-32)
- in the power (active) of the Spirit (Romans 15:19)
- taught (active) by the Spirit (I Co 2: 13)
- walk (activity) by the Spirit. (Gal 5:16)
There are too many verses for me to list them all. But I challenge you to think about this concept. Yes, The Holy Spirit also leads us to rest when needed. But that rest energizes us. Yes, we keep the Sabbath holy, but that doesn’t mean we lie on the sofa.
When I think of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, I envision great energy. Don’t you?
Could it be when we let fatigue take over that we quench the Holy Spirit as much as at any other time?
It takes energy to pray. Doesn’t the Holy Spirit empower us to pray?
We need the Holy Sprit for energy
I can’t think of any area in my life where energy is not crucial to everything I do. Energy is definitely more than physical.
So maybe when we pray we should pray that we are equipped with the energy we need to accomplish God’s purposes in our lives.Tweet
As I wrote this today, I became more convinced that the Holy Spirit is the one who energizes us.
What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts.
God bless each of you today.