I love coffee.  I cannot function well without it every morning. The first thing I do when I wake up each day is turn on my coffee maker and fill my favorite mug. Then I refill that mug because I need it to keep me going through the day.   It is such an easy thing to do because it has become a habit.  Without my daily coffee I am exhausted, sluggish, and drained of energy.

Why is it that I sometimes forget to fill myself up with the things of God?  Getting into daily devotionals and reading the Word are as necessary to keep me spiritually filled and moving forward as coffee is for my physical body.  I know that I need to fill up on Scripture and even grab a refill before I head out each day, and yet, this is NOT always my habit. Unfortunately for me the results are exhaustion and feeling spiritually dried up.  It is in these moments when I have nothing left to give anyone. 

When I run into this wall of exhaustion I must press on!  It is in these moments when searching God’s Word and calling out to Him in prayer are essential.  Much like coffee wakes up my physical body, reading the Bible and seeking fellowship with God through prayer wakes up my spirit.  Basically, I need to return to the Source of my strength before I can give to anyone else. 

I cry out to God as King David did in Psalm 3:3, “But you, o LORD, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high”.  And, again, in Psalm 22:19, “O LORD, do not stay far away! You are my strength; come quickly to my aid!”.

When I am spiritually drained I need a refill of the truth of God’s Word.  I need a reminder of His love for me.  I need to focus on Him as the One true Source of my strength. It is only then that I am able to be used by Him. It is only then that my Joy is restored.

How about you? How do you fill up on God? Do you find yourself in need of a refill? If so, join with me in praying:

“Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Strength in us.  Make us quick to fill ourselves with Your Word and quicker to get a refill of You often throughout the day.  Your Word says that You are our strength.  We ask in the Name of Jesus for Your strength to come upon us right now.  We agree with Your Word that You will hold our heads high and that You will come quickly to our aid.  We praise You, Lord, in the mighty Name of Jesus for Your supernatural Presence in our lives.  Fill us and refill us, Lord.  It is in the Name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.”

Kami R. Lobner


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