This morning I met with a small group of pastors. At one point I asked the question, "What do you do to regularly refresh yourself in the Lord?" The first response was an honest one. "I don't know. But I'm ready to write down any good answers from the rest of you." Then our worship pastor chimed in and said something that made a lot of sense. He said, "I like to sing throughout the day and just meditate on the words of those songs." He talked about singing and repeating simple choruses as a way of reminding himself of the gospel. I liked his idea a lot. It reminded me of Joe Thorn's words in his book, Note to Self: The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself:
People sing about the things that capture their hearts and things that give them joy. People sing of heroes, victory, longing, and hope. People even sing as a way to express their sorrow. Does anyone have more reasons to sing than you? As a sinner who has been forgiven, a slave who has been freed, a blind man who has received sight, a spiritual cripple who has been healed--all by the gospel-you have real reasons to be known as a person of song!
I'm curious. What do you do to regularly refresh yourself in the Lord? I'd love to hear from you.