As we are enjoying hot sunny days and hopefully a little time relaxing, I am struck by how much I need refreshing! A good holiday, friends, meals, activities, visits, adventures all good but I think I need something more than that. Sometimes we can become exhausted inside and need to find different
refreshment. Remember we can do all things through him who strengthens us, so let us not grow weary but seek his strength and follow his calling.
This quote from “The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God" by Dallas Willard has helped me "And of course it is Jesus above all who shows us how to live in the kingdom. Genuine apostolic succession is a matter of being with him, learning to be like him, along with all those
faithful ones who have gone before us. Jesus is the ultimate object of imitation, as Paul’s words to the Corinthians just quoted indicate. But then come those directly after Jesus who imitate him. And so it goes on down through the ages. The history of the people of God is an exhaustible treasure that draws its substance from the person of Jesus alive then, alive now, alive always, in himself and in others."
In addition we draw strength from each other as we journey together, glorifying God in our thoughts, words and actions and taking every opportunity to be the good news and spread the good news.