I've been feeling overly cranky, tired, frustrated. My attitude has been that of contempt, I didn't want to go to Church, I don't want to participate in my ministries. My temper has flared at my family more than once this week. I've been over-all ugly and I cry at the drop of a hat. I've been feeling disconnected from God and fear and anxiety have been creeping back in to my life with a vengeance. Yesterday I had enough of this awful feeling and cried out to Jesus. I wanted to know what in the world was wrong with me and why I was feeling like this. I needed answers and help.
That's the answer I got, the answer I wasn't expecting. Maybe you're feeling like this today? Since I finally have my answer what are some ways to remedy that? Well I got those answers too.
1) Dive into The Word. 30 minutes in the afternoon for my quiet time is not enough. I need more. I'm creating a personal Bible Study about parenting that I'm going to be working on to add to my quiet times.
2) Personal Worship Time. Turn on some worship music and get lost in God's presence. I don't know how it happened or when it happened but somewhere, sometime I stopped listening to worship music, I stopped singing, I stopped worshiping.
3) More Church Time. I've been downstairs learning and training for the new position God wants me in that I haven't even been paying attention to the fact that I'm not getting fed the "meat" of The Word as much. This will be fixed as soon as possible. Milk is good but it can only sustain for a while before our Spirits start growling.
4) Prayer. Prayer is so powerful, just talking to God outside of prayer is needed. Acknowledging Him in everything, even the small things of our day can bring new perspective to a stressful situation.
I have been starving my Spirit and in response my attitude has been failing. We have to make sure we're getting fed spiritually on a continual basis or our lives will get out of control, God will seem further and further away and we will feel completley alone even though that's not the case at all. I'm so grateful for these answers, thank You Jesus.
"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? Luke 15:4
Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life, those who come to me will never go hungry." John 6:35