Worship: A Time to Recharge Our Batteries

  A few years ago when pagers were more popular than they are today, I read about a man who worked in a customer service call center for a national pager operation.  He dealt with the usual complaints regarding poor pager operations.  Among the “unusual calls”, the best came from a man who complained that he kept being paged by someone named “Lucille.” 

          He was instructed that he would have to call her and tell her to stop paging him.  “She don’t never leave no number, so I can’t call her back,” he said.  After three such calls to the service center someone thought to ask how he knew it was Lucille if she didn’t leave a number.  “She leaves her name” was the reply. 

          After establishing that the customer had a numeric-only pager, the light bulb came on.  How does she spell her name?” Asked the service rep. The man said,“L O W C E L L.”. 

     When things start to annoy and aggravate us, the problem may simply be that we need to get “recharged.”  Over booked schedules, extra curricular activities, and long “to do” lists soon take their toll on the human spirit. 

      Worship is an opportunity charge up those spiritual low cells.  It’s a time to remove our focus from the “things” of this world and turn our attention to God, His Word, and His Son who died for us. 

          We need today what the Psalmist understood when he sought spiritual revival. “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.  For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand.” (Psalm 95:6-7).  And so he would exclaim, “I was glad when they said to me let us go into the house of the Lord” (Psalm 122:1).     

             Worship impacts the spirit.  The soul.  The heart. The mind.  The inner person. Worship refreshes. Worship renews. Worship revives.  Worship inspires. Worship awakens.  Worship enlivens. Worship invigorates. Worship even relaxes.  Yes, worship has the power to recharge our run down spiritual batteries. 

      Today, I hope you will find a faithful fellowship of Christians with whom to worship.  It is my privilege today to worship with the brethren in  Brownsburg, Indiana.  They are a wonderful church family, as has been demonstrated in the past few days and weeks in bearing the burden of sorrow for one of their family members.  They are  loving, caring, and sharing.    And it is an honour to minister to them in the word today. But, I know I need the strength that comes from worship. I need regular revival.  I need to get my spiritual battery recharged!  And I am confident that today I will receive as much, if not more, than I give. 

          So, watch out for “Lucille!”  And, don’t forget to “recharge” on a regular basis!


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3 responses to “Worship: A Time to Recharge Our Batteries

  1. Johnny L. Johnson

    Thanks very much for these thoughts!


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