What a refreshing time in God’s presence as “Recharge 2021” kicked off on Wednesday, 29th December 2021. The theme for this event is “The Glorious Church”.
Laying the foundation was Pastor Isaac Olori (International Director, GEWC) on the topic “Recharge Your Spirit Man” (Isaiah 40:27-31). He defined recharge as to refresh, renew, reenergize, revive and restore. He also stated that the length you will go in life, pursuit or career is determined by the amount of energy you carry within. Furthermore, for any energy to be sustainable (whether in the physical or spirit), it must have a source of recharge.
He used several examples to illustrate that whatever is not rechargeable can get exhausted. An example is the battery of mobile phones which is recharged at least every other day. He stated that many care for the physical battery of their phones but do not care about their “spiritual battery” which is the spirit man.
Going further, he stated that anyone can faint or be weak whether you are God’s servant like Elijah (1 Kings 19) or a youth (Isaiah 40:30), which is why it is vital to take timeout to recharge. Below are more highlights of his talk.
Signs of being weak (Psalm 63:1-2)
- Loss of relationship with God
Causes of weakness
- Sin which breaks our relationship with God.
- Double mindedness
- Walking in the flesh
- Lack of spiritual Sabbath where you give up on physical activities to seek God’s face.
Other causes of weakness are pain, sickness, mental and emotional stress, challenges, unfulfilled dreams, vision etc. (1 Kings 19:1-5, 9).
How to recharge your spirit man (2 Corinthians 4:5, Colossians 3:10)
- Renew your faith
- Renew your hope
- Renew your mind