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Celebrating 30 Years of March Retreat, Devotional #19

We hope by now you have received your 30-Day Devotional Guide created by your Flourish Committee. If you haven't, we may not have a correct address for you. You can find a printable pdf version of the Devotional on our website or at Over the next several months, we will be posting each devotional on our blog as well, helping us to celebrate this milestone throughout the year. Today's blog post commemorates the nineteenth year of the March Retreat.

#19 2010 Speakers: Kay De Kalb Smith; LaMont Monford; Suze Fair

Musicians: Axia Espresso for the Soul

“…be filled with the Spirit.”

~Ephesians 5:18~

Coffee—just hearing the word “coffee” probably evokes a distinct aroma in your mind. Most people either love it or hate it—there seems to be no opinion in between. Most people firmly land in one camp or the other- regarding both the taste and smell of these little brown beans. Personally, I really want to like coffee; Realistically, I think I just like creamers, flavored syrups, sweeteners, and especially whipped cream.

Some people rely on coffee each morning to make themselves feel alive. They are incapable of basic human functions and interactions until their morning caffeine buzz begins coursing through their veins. Once they get their first cup down, they can take on the world, or at least take on some menial tasks until their first break of the day.

Where does your power come from? What fuels you? Coffee might carry you through in the short term, but you’re going to need something a lot stronger to sustain you long-term. Relying on the power that comes from God’s Spirit indwelling you will revive you and energize you daily. Romans 8:11 says, “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then he who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through his Spirit who lives in you.”

If you’re going through life feeling unmotivated and unfulfilled, it may be time to examine if you are walking in step with the Spirit or if you are trying to make it through life on your own. When you walk daily with God, his Spirit guides you and empowers you. He provides you with the energy you need to fulfill the tasks he has called you to and ordained for you. Ask God today for the power of his Spirit—and he will fill your cup until it overflows.

Author: Amy Wilt

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