Do you need a reset?

Theme: Do you need a reset?

Reset – to adjust, reevaluate, reassess, change, revalue.

So far this week, we have looked into what it means to have a made up mind – what it means to  stick to a task until we have seen it to the end. In many cases, this notion or mindset is crucial for the success of our lives. One such example is sticking to Jesus no matter regardless of our feelings or notions.  

There are times however, when we need to evaluate our lives and a reset is necessary. A classic example can be our devotion to the Lord. It can be easy for us to find ourselves in a rut during our service to Him and others.

Go to church – check. Read the Bible – check. Sing worship music – check.

The list can go on and on. These in and of themselves are not bad, but every now and again we need to ask the Holy Spirit to show us not just our motives, but if these acts of worship are fruit producing or even pleasing to our Father. Is our walk with the Lord deepening as we perform these tasks or duties? Is the Lord bored or offended with the lame sacrifices being offered by us to Him?

Today, I encourage us to be bold in asking the Lord whether our relationship with Him needs to be reset.

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“God, I invite Your searching gaze into my heart. Examine me through and through; find out everything that may be hidden within me. Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares. See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on, and lead me back to Your glorious, everlasting ways—the path that brings me back to You.” Psalm 139:23-24, The Passion Translation

24 thoughts on “Do you need a reset?

  1. Such a good point Dee. We can be doing all that needs to be done when it comes to our devotion to God but are we deepening in our relationship with Him.
    This is such a deep and important question and I think is important for us to ask ourselves regularly.
    Awesome word sis 💙

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    1. Absolutely, Manu. I like the description you’ve given where our relationship with Christ is concerned. It’s so easy at times to stay on the periphery and teeter on the edge. But we are called to deeper depths in Christ, higher heights even. That only comes through going deep. Lovely reminder, sis. ♥️

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  2. Yes! I think we all need to press that “reset” button every single day of our lives! For me, it comes when I repent of anything that I may have done that wasn’t like Him. He hits the “refresh” button and peace floods our soul!
    Dee, you always amaze me with the deep thoughts you share! Love you sister! Hope you have a great day!😍💃🏼

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    1. Renee, people don’t speak of that ‘R’ word very often. Some Christians get offended by it or think it’s only done once. But it’s not. Each day when we seek His face we must be penitent, we must repent. This is such a salient reminder for us all. Thank you!

      In repentance there is such freedom, such humbling, such deliverance, such peace. Hallelujah 🙌🏽

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      1. Dee, I can’t add anything to that girl! You hit the nail right on the head! It’s the only thing that resets and refreshes my soul! I simply cannot make it without it every day! I’m like Paul, I have to “die” daily.
        I love you sister from another mister! 😄💜💃🏼🍁🍂

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    1. Ah, I like the word you’ve used, little sis – evaluation. We can be so complacent in the areas of our lives and so we continue to pray that the Lord will help us to always evaluate our heart posture towards Him 🙏🏽🤗

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  3. I loved what you said here…….yes we need to keep our faith new, vibrant and always learning. Yes reset is good…….may GOD convict our hearts of this! I find starting a new study or changing up my schedule puts the passion under me again. And let us never give up meeting with one another! Our partnership in the GOSPEL is so important. Persevere dear one…….YOU are loved!

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    1. I needed this reminder today, beloved, thank you.

      I love what you said about how a change fuels our passion for Him – this is so true and on point. Amen to Him constantly convicting our hearts when we find ourselves in a rut.
      Thank you for sharing your heart print with us today ❣️

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      1. It’s so profound that you said “heartprint”. I was part of a Bible Study group at one point for 12 years and our title was the HEARTPRINT REUNION Group! GOD works so much in HIS word and the details. Your comment warmed my heart!

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  4. Great reminder to not allow our worship and service to the Lord to become so routine that we don’t allow the Lord to do something fresh and new in us and through us. We have to reset! Thanks Dee! ❤️

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