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). 

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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.”

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

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