Reconnect, Recharge, Refresh


Reconnect, Recharge, Refresh

I think we have all had one of those days where we just want to get away from everything and everyone. I just had one of those days.

After a physically and emotionally exhausting weekend, I found myself worrying again. I felt disconnected. Exhaustion is dangerous friends. It can put you in a fog and cause you to lose focus.

I don’t know if it was just the events of the weekend, the changes taking place, or too many things on my mind. Maybe it was all of the above. I’m not sure, but I hit my breaking point. I realized it was time to turn it all over to God again because trying to figure it all out myself was not doing me any good. Sometimes we have to turn it all over to God again and again until we finally learn to let go and trust Him.

So that morning, when it hit me, I decided to just get away. I grabbed my camera and took off in my car with the windows down and music up. I left to seek Him.

My passion for photography has taken a back seat lately, and it has affected me more than I realized. Venturing out in nature, camera in hand, used to be part of my quiet time with God. Focusing on His beautiful creations through my camera lens was a way for me to connect to the King.

“For by him all things were created…”  Colossians 1:16

I needed to reconnect. Just me, God, and nature.

So out I went. It was refreshing! Oh, how I have missed it all! The sound of the river, the trees swaying with the breeze, the brightly colored flowers, and the singing birds… God’s beauty was right there before me.

Frame it. Focus. Snap. Repeat.

I did that again and again until I started feeling recharged and reconnected.

Now I know I need to make more time for this.

This is my way of connecting to the Creator. What is yours?

What is it that brings you peace? What makes you feel connected with the King?

I encourage you this week to figure out how you recharge, and make time for it.

Even if we are doing the work God has placed before us, we can still become too busy with it and lose our connection with Him. We still need time to rest.

“For anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his.”  Hebrews 4:10

Be blessed!

Be brave!




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Author: Ashley

Midwest girl. Enjoying life with my husband.