Isa 57:15 ESV – For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.
My internet has been running a bit slow lately (and let’s not go into the metaphor of my current health status and energy level), so I ran my provider’s troubleshooter to try to improve my speed.
“Did you reset your router? Sometimes you just need to reset the system and your speeds will improve.”
Unplug. Wait ten seconds. Plug in again. Retest and see if there is improvement.
Hmmm . . .
חָיָה châyâh, khaw-yaw’; a primitive root (compare H2331, H2421); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively, to revive:—keep (leave, make) alive, × certainly, give (promise) life, (let, suffer to) live, nourish up, preserve (alive), quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, (× God) save (alive, life, lives), × surely, be whole.
It is God who revives, but I need to make a “friendly environment,” i.e. the humble and contrite heart.
I want to have a friendly environment for my God’s chayah. So. . .
How is my speech? Am I tending toward the negative?
How are my thoughts? Am I thinking God’s truth, or am I believing lies?
How is my activity? Am I trying to do too much to gain outside approval or to prove my worth? Am I managing my time so that I am available to listen when God speaks?
God’s chayah is because of His mercy. I am so grateful. . .
And there is hope for my internet speed. . .if I can just find that Ethernet cable. . .