I have not known weariness in spirit like I have experienced this past week.
I don’t mean discouragement or despair, I mean just a certain tiredness and lack of motivation in my soul.
I have all these ideas God has given me brimming inside of me, but simply lack even the power or willingness to go forward with it.
And that would have been okay (a bit) because I can always be refreshed… till the weariness began to affect my prayer time with God and that is simply unacceptable.
There are certain things that make me who I am…
Actually, it is just one thing that makes me who I am… my relationship with God.
You do not want to be near me when I have been apart from God for just two days. I become grumpy and full of complaints, fearful and full of doubts, moody and totally devoid of vision to do anything and absolutely void of anything worth giving to anyone.
And so when I found out that this weariness was affecting even my willingness to have my regular prayer time with God, I became worried… very worried.
I have more or less been doing well with my early hours prayer time with God like I wrote about here.
It has more or less been so amazing, and three days off of it has made me see that sitting before God to pray in the Spirit is not rubbish… it is God’s way of strengthening me and Â building capacity and grace for the journey in front of me.
I have found out that even the willingness to write on this blog and stay on my journey in Christ directly flows from the outpouring of my relationship and attachment to Jesus.
I am one of those people who, when I start feeding on crumbs from the Master instead of full meals, it shows almost immediately in the things that I do.
And so when I sensed the weariness in my spirit, I knew that I needed an immediate turn around.
While on my way to Church yesterday, I just kept pleading with God to help me, I haven’t even started yet, I can’t die now. And I don’t mean death physically, I mean a death of everything He has put in me which is way sadder than physical death.
I have also tapped a bit into the season we are in, and as much there is a call to prayer for everyone, there is also just a weariness in spirit and a lack of even the willingness to pray and get deeper into God.
Some of us don’t even notice this weariness or are even okay with it and to me that is simply unacceptable.
I was at Apapa Familly 25 years celebration yesterday, and I was just marveling at the result of a vision God gave to them years back and all the while, what was ringing in my head was God saying “stay in me Frances, stay in me”.
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It is not a plan that spans just a few days, It is a plan and a vision that will last for the rest of your life and even outlive you.
So we just cannot relent.
If perhaps you have been experiencing this weariness in spirit too, you have to join me and lets kick this out of our life.
I am learning that God is greater than my feelings and when my 12 am alarm rings, whether I feel like or not, I will gt up and show up at my little corner and get refreshed in the Spirit.
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This race is not to the swift or the strong, it is achieved by God’s mercy.
So if we think that we can do anything to run with God’s purpose for our lives without fueling ourselves for the journey, we are totally wrong.
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And if you want to, you can pray the prayer I prayed and plead with God with… “Lord don’t let me die when I haven’t even started my journey”.
There is still a long way ahead of us, we will do well to build capacity in the Spirit for the race ahead.
God help us all and may we also use the help we are offered in Jesus name, amen.
Till next time on here,
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JudithJune 8, 2016 at 6:01 am
Our walk with God will not be easy. There are times when we fill so empty and dry but when we stay faithful to Him He promises to renew how minds. His word say come all ye who are heavily laden and over burden and I will give you rest. God understands all that you are going through but dont forget that He is always there with you.
I also wrote a similar post in my blog, If you could please check it out.
Frances OkoroJune 8, 2016 at 4:46 pm
Thanks dear Judith…
exceptionalstarJune 9, 2016 at 10:05 pm
We need to pressing on. His grace is always sufficient. God bless you dear.
AmakaJune 10, 2016 at 4:19 pm
Hiya Frances! I have missed this space. So good to find smething refreshing each time I come here. “Lord, may I not die even when I have not even started my journey.” Amen!
Many times we feel weariness in our soul, it is a call into the deep. A call to linger in His presence. Isaiah 40:13 says, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Let’s learn to rest, wait and depend on God for strength and grace.
We will not fail on our journey in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Thanks for writing sis. Love you!
Frances OkoroJune 13, 2016 at 5:23 pm
Amen and amen dear Amaka… and I can testify that it was simply a call to come in deeper and rest in more snugly in the arms of the lover of my soul.
Been a long time from then till now, I feel more like myself again now…little by little…the answers were all in coming in deeper and getting more water in the Spirit.
Lord keep us all in the path for Him in Jesus name, amen…its a life long walk, no spurts of starting and stopping by His grace..
Love you more! 😉 (don’t drag this with me, lol)
Princess OkechukwuJune 11, 2016 at 1:25 pm
God bless you Frances. This is a great timely word for me and I’m going to stew on it.
May God continue to oil your voice. Amen
Frances OkoroJune 13, 2016 at 5:18 pm
Amen and amen Princess… funny but I needed these words more even.
I pray you continue to be being filled with the Spirit, enough to swim in the river He brings and takes you through, so much so that weariness flies out of the window!
In Jesus name, amen!
OdinakaJune 30, 2016 at 10:51 pm
I just saw this blog for the first time and am blessed by this post and comments! Am ready to get back to the master’s feet and get renewed and strengthened, God bless you immensely!
Frances OkoroJuly 1, 2016 at 12:15 am
Amen and amen!
God bless you too Odinaka, and I am mega glad at your commitment to renewal and being refreshed…we need that everyday, every moment else we become branches that wither and die, God forbid.
and welcome to the blog! 🙂
Do stay… 🙂
Frances OkoroJuly 3, 2016 at 10:14 pm
Oh welcome Odinaka!
So glad God used the words on here to speak to your heart, so glad…
So we all with you set about resting at the master’s feet and not in the world..to get true refreshment…
May we never forget that all we need stems from Him…