Low-Batt Signal sounds like a problem when the Joker, Riddler, and the Penguin are on a Crime Spree and Commissioner Gordon needs Batman and Robin NOW but the Bat Signal needs to replace a couple AA Batteries. Hence the Lo-Bat signal
Ok, today I am not concerned about a low Bat Signal, but I am having trouble with a Lo-Batt Signal in my 'spirit'.
But let me start with the first day of the week, Sunday. I attend a church which has the slogan no perfect people allowed. They may not be perfect but they are pretty good. They are welcoming to all, and have a great little coffee shop in the fellowship area. I like coffee! The church service has great worship, and the pastor always shares a relevant, grace filled message.
Also on every other Sunday evening my wife and I host a small group bible study with 8 others from the church that have become our good friends. So a quick check of my spiritual battery on most Sunday evenings and I appear in good shape for another week.
Then Monday comes, followed by it's evil sidekicks Tuesday - Friday. The Good News shared on Sunday is replaced by 24/7 Bad News channels. Oh good does happen but that does not sell ads for CNN, FOX, CBS, NBC, or ABC.
Monday through Friday has replaced the 'no perfect people allowed' slogan with slogans like .. 'What happens in Vegas , stays in Vegas'. .. and there is rush hour traffic!
Monday through Friday replaces the generosity found when the offering plate is passed on Sunday with a land of greed. Greed in the work place, and greed in a society where wants are more important than needs.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot almost every Monday-Friday after working 8 hours I am TIRED. It's November now and within an hour after getting home from work it is getting dark, and I live in Minnesota so it goes without saying it is getting cold. All this is draining on my spirit and can bring me to a LO-BATT state.
Ok, as 'per usual' I do embellish a bit, but I do not think I am the only one who feels drained by the week and wondering where that Sunday Spirit has gone. So what's a lo-batt fella like me supposed to do?
Here are a few tips I try to follow...
1. Be sure to get enough sleep. Don't underestimate the power of sleep unless you are doing it at work. :(
2. Go on a TV Diet. Don't bloat your brain on 24/7 bad news, or UNREAL reality TV, etc etc
3. Enjoy your friends and family.. and enjoy peace & quiet. (see #2) the TV does not have to be on.
4. Read a good book, even better yet The Good Book. and stay in an attitude of prayer.
5. Be thankful, as I have learned complaining can be a big big battery drain.
These are just a few basics to keep me from going Lo-Batt, and your just say NO to Lo-Batt list may vary.
May you find the love of God and the pursuit of Him in all things energizes you in this busy life. Love the Lord God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and others as yourself. The rest is by comparison.. trivial pursuit.
May your Sunday's always charge your batteries, and your Mon-Fri be no match for your life in tune with Jesus.
Jeff (looking for Sunday) Larson
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson
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