Rest and Renewal!
Think of the most peaceful, restful times you have had, from a really good night’s sleep after a long day, to a vacation in a tropical resort or a mountain retreat. When we get truly rested, we feel our strength and motivation renewed to face another day, or whatever circumstances may come our way.
Here’s your inspiration for this Monday:
“God arranged life in 24-hour periods; we sleep for awhile, and then wake up refreshed to start all over again. God intended every morning to be a brand new start, a fresh opportunity. We can go to bed feeling hopeless and worn out, thinking, ‘I just don’t believe I can go on.’
But some how, a good night’s rest renews us, and we wake up with faith again, thinking, ‘Maybe today my breakthrough will come, and I will get an answer; I can make it one more day.’
So thank God for mornings!”
–Joyce Meyer in “Starting Your Day Right”
“Because of the Lord’s great love,
we are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.”
I definitely still need to work on getting more sleep so I feel refreshed in the morning! Anticipating much needed breakthroughs is also a good plan.
I also try to reflect on the blessings of the day as I drift off to sleep, as that seems to make for a more peaceful sleep.
So What Are YOUR Thoughts?
Do you get adequate sleep and feel refreshed in the morning?
Do you find a good night’s sleep positively affects your overall attitude and sense of victory each morning?