by Pastor Mark Jordan
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” (Psalm 139:23, NIV)
I hope you enjoyed the long Independence Day weekend. I sure did! I had spells of active fun, and spells of laziness; both of which were needed. Toward the end of the weekend, a friend asked me how the time off was. I replied that it was good, because it offered me a chance to recalibrate.
A recalibration is something typically done with machines to ensure proper functioning. It is necessary after sustained use, and an important part of routine maintenance. It isn’t a repair from a breakdown, but the chance to ensure all the parts are working properly and in the most efficient manner possible. People need a recalibration every now and then, too, in order to ensure proper functioning of all our operating systems; this includes physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Today’s verse comes from one of my very favorite passages of Scripture, the 139th Psalm. In today’s verse, King David asked the Lord to examine his heart to uncover his anxious thoughts. Wow, I can relate! Can you? For me, my anxiety was running a little high, so the time off provided the time I needed to recalibrate and realign my mind, body, and spirit.
Could you use a little recalibration? If you haven’t taken that time in a while, schedule it…and soon! Let God tend to your mind, body, and spirit, because He cares for the whole of you. Get that rest. I promise you’ll be glad that you did.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for loving me, and not just giving me the opportunities to rest, but inviting me into rest as well. Forgive me for the times I pass you up on the offer, leaving me wobbly in all areas of life. I recognize I need an occasional recalibration, and ask for your guiding hand in the name of Jesus. Amen.