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Sunday Inspiration: Getting a Spiritual Reboot


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Getting a Spiritual Reboot

Improving Your Communication with God

by J.M. Troppello


My husband’s tablet recently started acting up. It’s about five years old. He updated the apps, but some couldn’t be updated because he didn’t have enough storage on the hard drive. Then he remembered that he had an SD card in the tablet for additional storage. He added some apps onto that SD card. But still, there were issues.


That’s when he decided to reset the device to factory settings. That wouldn’t affect the apps that he’d moved to the SD card. I suggested that he take photos of the apps on his tablet before he reset it so that he wouldn’t forget which apps were there. Once he reset it to factory settings, he could install the most important apps again.


Getting a Spiritual Reboot


This issue with my husband’s tablet reminded me that sometimes I need a spiritual reboot. You likely need that as well. Life may get in the way. Difficult circumstances can get you down. Prayers may not be answered as quickly as you’d hoped they would be.


In those times, you may need a spiritual reboot.


“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10, NKJV)

Take time alone to clear your mind. Bring your Bible. Stay open to hear whatever God wants to speak to you in that moment. When I need a spiritual reboot, I usually put on praise and worship music and start to sing before God. Entering into praise helps me to stop focusing on myself and my problems.


Moving further into worship helps me to see God for who He is and not what He can do for me. God is majestic. He created this world and all people and everything in the natural world. He wants me to seek His face (for who He is) and not His hands (for what He can give me).


After recentering my spiritual mindset through prayer and praise, I usually begin to read the Bible. Maybe you’ve been reading something in your daily devotions. You might want to continue reading that book of the Bible. Maybe you’ll feel led to read some other passage of scripture. Stay open to how God leads you in that moment.


Stay on Track Each Day


There have been times when I’ve needed a reboot because I’d wandered away from God and hadn’t been spending quality time with Him through prayer, worship, and reading the Bible. Other times, I needed a reboot – even when I had been doing those things – but I’d allowed the stresses of life to bring me down.


The best advice I have to stay on track each day is the following:


1. Prayer – Keep the lines of communication open each day with God. Pray throughout the day. Start your day with prayer for God to direct your path.


2. Praise – Stay open and thankful for all that God has blessed you with. Cultivate a joyful heart by writing in a thankfulness journal each day. Praise God and focus on being thankful for all that you have, and not ungrateful for what you don’t have.


3. Bible – Spend time in daily Bible reading. Use a daily devotional book or read through a book in the Bible. It can be very helpful if you use a study Bible to read notes about the scripture you’re reading, and to read related verses. I use the Thomas Nelson Study Bible (NKJV).


4. Self – Ask God to work on your heart each day. Pray that He will show you areas that need work. Ask Him to help you use your strengths for His glory. Make a commitment to embark on a daily journey of emotional and spiritual renewal.


Have you ever needed a spiritual reboot?



Article syndicated by Mustard Seed Sentinel on Medium.com.

 

About the Author


JM Troppello in Mustard Seed Sentinel

J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.


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