"But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'" Matthew 4:4 Jesus reminds us; don't just do the physical regimens of getting "bread" or physical preparation for life. He says there is an entire spiritual regimen that must not be neglected. The soul needs nourishment (through spirituality)", just as the body needs food. Last week, I tried to unlock my door because my remote key was not connecting to my car. With this remote entry, I am supposed to approach the door, at which point, the door automatically unlocks. I was pushing my button with incredible frustration wondering why my key did not work until my husband told me the battery most likely was low! Have you found yourself lately frustrated with closed doors ––"no's" and "not yet's" and "not now!"? Wondering why these doors are not opening? Have you been in a season that you can't control, where your spiritual battery is being drained from trying so hard to open closed doors? Unless our lives are recharged, our minds are renewed, and our souls are fed—we will at some point experience low spiritual battery. So many missed opportunities come from not recharging our spiritual batteries. Renewing your souls and your bodies requires us to recharge our spiritual batteries daily! God sees the end from the beginning. He knows what makes sense for your life. By following His guidance(scripture, prayer, meditation) and trusting His timing, you will find that He will always lead you to open doors!

REFLECT Are you spiritually drained? Often when we are not running on a full battery, we take matters into our own hands—trying to force a result or getting ahead of God! Keep your spiritual battery fully charged by Creating a daily discipline of scripture study, journaling, meditation, and prayer!