In the Sept. 19-20, 2015, edition of his "Turning Point Daily Devotional," David Jeremiah writes, “Rechargeable batteries are nothing new. An early version of them was invented in 1859 by French physicist Gaston Plante. Imagine how surprised Plante would be if he could see how dependent we’ve become on his invention. The modern world wouldn’t exist without batteries. They run our vehicles, devices, computers and toys. Batteries are little boxes of energy that keep things powered, but they frequently must be connected to an external power source, or they run down and die—usually at the worst time.

“[Similar to batteries] God created us with internal reserves of physical, emotional and spiritual energy; but we need frequent recharging, or we’ll wear ourselves out. We’re not perpetual motion machines. After we’ve expended energy, we must rest and become replenished.

“We do this physically by resting, mentally by meditating, and spiritually by leaning on the Lord in faith and fellowship. Jesus told His disciples to come with Him to a quiet place and get some rest. That’s a divine command from Him who made us. Don’t be afraid to take some time for yourself. This is a great time to recharge.”

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