Saturday, July 27, 2019

When you need to reboot...

Dualistic thinking, us versus them thinking which is so prevalent in our culture, is even evident in our choices of cell phones. You are either an iPhone lover or hater. Me, I'm an Apple lover for one reason. Got something glitchy going on with your iPhone or Mac computer or iPad? There's aren't many things that turning it off and then back on again won't solve. The definition of reboot is to restart or revive, to give fresh impetus to. It's sometimes necessary for your smart phone and even more necessary for you and I! 

Continuing with this analogy, just as our phone can get "glitchy" and need to be rebooted in order to start functioning as it should, there are times we can get "glitchy" and need rebooting as well. For example, let's say you're feeling irritable and easily annoyed and generally out of sorts. Rebooting for you could be as easy as getting a good night's sleep or going on a good brisk walk in the outdoors. It's amazing how something as simple as some rest and some exercise can change our perspective.

Sometimes, however, the glitch is more than a physical issue-it's a spiritual one. In my own life, I've often described it like this, when I'm "running smoothly" spiritually, my innermost being feels like butter in God's hands. I can tell that there's no resistance in me to His will and His ways. I'm able to hear His voice in my spirit. I'm able to sense His presence. I'm more loving, kind, patient and giving in my relationships. When I'm spiritually "glitchy" I sense resistance and irritation within myself. I am more easily irritated and annoyed with others. I become more selfish and self-absorbed. Like a smart phone that isn't functioning as it should, I'm not operating at optimal spiritual capacity. I need to reboot.  (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, July 28th at Woman to Woman Ministries, where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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  1. Needed this reminder as it is full of the truths of when we are at odds with ourselves and God. I need to print your list of rebooting methods. Love them, and made a note of Psalm 51. Thank you for your helpful post, as always. I thank you because I know you have prayed for me, and I know it is helping. Your post reinforces to me what I sometimes worry about because I continually talk to God, and then wonder if I should be in more of a prayerful setting so I feel better knowing that taking a walk and letting it all out to God is what others do also. Have a wonderful week ahead.

    1. I’m so encouraged that this post helped you. Much love to you!

  2. I love the idea of a "reboot," both physically and spiritually! Great concept and really thoughtful words to ponder! I found your blog on "Tune in Thursday" from Tsunami of Love! I hope you'll go to mine and link up with me at and also a scripture-based blog hop I'm starting in August,
    I'm just getting started, so I could use some great, inspirational posts like yours! Thanks for your consideration!


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