Remedies for a Quenched Spirit & TobyMac Giveaway

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Remedies for a Quenched Spirit

Last week a woman in our Bible study asked the group for ideas on how to “flip the switch” on the Holy Spirit (as mentioned in our current chapter in God is Able by Priscilla Shirer).

What a great question!

I don’t know about you, but often in the midst of pouring into others while doing women’s ministry work I end up with a parched spirit.

The retreat that fed so many others leaves me feeling exhausted and empty.

The conference that encouraged us to dig deeper into the Word left me in tears over the behinds-the-scenes drama.

Can you relate?

I’ve got some advice for you – and for me!

The next time we’re experiencing a spiritual draught let’s:

  1. Participate in a Bible study.
  2. Attend a retreat – go with a friend to their church retreat so you can experience it fully!
  3. Find a conference that interests you. Get away for a few days if you can.
  4. Turn off the world and turn on Christian music and Biblical teachings.

I also find that serving others OUTSIDE of women’s ministry fuels my soul.

  1. Volunteer to help at VBS (Vacation Bible School).
  2. Chaperone a Youth trip or Youth Camp.
  3. Take a mission trip.
  4. Find a community ministry you can plug into.
  5. Do something for someone else. Send someone a Sonshine Box or deliver a Blessing Bag.
  6. Shop for supplies for your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

1 Thess 5_19 Do not quench the Spirit

Hands down my favorite way to switch the flip of the Holy Spirit is to turn on Christian music.

“Jesus music” is locked into the first three presets in my car. K-LOVE is my go-to station in the car or via the App on my phone.

Music has a way of stirring something deep inside my soul. Singing praises to God bring me a sense of peace and encouragement.

I recently had the opportunity to preview TobyMac’s newest album, This Is Not A Test. We are big TobyMac fans in our house – our boys included!

If you are a TobyMac fan, know that this album delivers! And if you’re not yet a fan, I encourage you to check it out!

If you’re in need of a little pumping up or some music for your morning jog or exercise routine this album is it!

Need something to quench your soul and rejuvenate you? This album does not disappoint!

This Is Not a Test

Toby McKeehan (known professionally as TobyMac) is a husband, father, performer, songwriter, producer, and businessman. Growing up in the northern Virginia suburbs adjacent to Washington D.C. helped instill his love for rap music. While attending Liberty University during the mid 80s, Toby met Michael Tait and Kevin Max Smith and these three friends formed the Grammy winning, platinum selling group dc Talk. Toby began his solo career in 1999 with his first solo album, Momentum, releasing in 2001. Momentum has been followed by four additional studio albums, Welcome to Diverse City (2004), Portable Sounds (2007), Tonight (2010), and Eye On It (2012), along with his first live album, Alive And Transported (2008). This Is Not A Test is his 6th studio album to be released. Starting with dc Talk, and then going solo when the group disbanded, Toby still clings to such rootsy notions as hard work, persistence, patience, and – perhaps most relevant of all – the power of music, which he insists is still what keeps him going. “It’s the truth,” he says. “I still believe that a song can penetrate a heart. I believe God can use a song to open someone’s mind and heart.”

One lucky reader will receive a TobyMac’s prize pack containing the This Is Not A Test Deluxe Edition CD, Vinyl, Tank, and a TobyMac hat!

To enter to win please comment below. Winner will be randomly selected on Friday, August 14th at 10 AM EST and will be notified via email.

Check out the video for “Feel It” from This Is Not A Test:

You can connect with TobyMac on:

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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  1. I’m feeling it!

  2. Diane Vredenburg says:

    As always Toby Mac knocks it out of the park. Very talented! My 14 yr old and I don’t agree on much these days, but Toby Mac is still one of them.

  3. Love this new music! Can’t wait to hear the whole thing.

  4. As a mother who’s sons’s musical devices are now part of their body. I am trying to get my guys to listen to Christian music and TobyMac’s music is the perfect start.

  5. Honestly I did not know of Tobymac until I heard him sing with Mandisa “It’s a God Morning”. Since then I have recognized his voice and I truly do enjoy his music. He is one of my children’s favorites.

  6. Gina Platt says:

    I’ve been a Toby fan since DC Talk days as well and it’s so cool to see my 12 year old son listen and follow him as well. He points to God and that’s the direction we want to go.

  7. sprice858 says:

    Some great suggestions to quench a spiritual drought! Especially like filling up with great music! This requires nothing of ME giving and all of receiving, which I need sometimes the most and is hardest to do! Thanks for the reminder.

  8. Love Toby Mac and would love to play this on my new job!

  9. Meg Wheeler says:

    I love your website and TobyMac. This would be a great gift to give to winners of our women’s ministry games!

  10. Vickie McWethy says:

    Toby Mac’s music is so encouraging, uplifting, and inspiring.

  11. Debbie Rackham says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and encouraging words.

  12. Toby Mac’s music helped me accept Christ! I would love to win his new album and share it with friends who need Jesus as well 🙂

  13. Wow…Feel It! Great song so uplifting!

  14. I love me some TobyMac!

  15. Jill Stell says:

    Loved the encouraging message…and enjoy Toby Mac

  16. Cathy Burnside says:

    Love Toby Mac..first heard him on another christian album with Kirk Franklin!

  17. Amy Orvin says:

    I have been listening to Toby since he rapped with DC Talk in the late 80’s. I really enjoy his music and message! I’d love to win this prize! Thank you for the chance. 😉

  18. Tina Hill says:

    I also go to music, when I’m feeling low it lifts me up and when I’m feeling on top of the world I sing praises to God!

  19. I always enjoy listening to his music.

  20. Beth Bishop says:

    First saw Toby perform with dc talk in D. C. In the 80s!

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