Can you recall the last time you had “vegetable head?” In my world the condition of “vegetable head” occurs when you are so beyond exhausted — mentally, emotionally, physically, and sometimes spiritually.
I had the privilege of serving on staff with a children’s ministry for almost 5 years. My primary responsibility was with our 5th/6th grade youth group. “Vegetable head” usually set in when I would be cleaning up from one of our service project nights — which entailed an extreme amount of set-up and then a lengthy clean-up.
When I get to the point of “vegetable head,” I like repetitive inspiration . . . aka a song playing on repeat as I work. The song I would often choose to listen to countless times was Pour Out by Shawn McDonald
The line, “You are all I need” would always strike me in those episodes of “vegetable head” which are normal parts of life and ministry in a life sold out to Christ.
In those times, we find:
He is all we need
As we pour out in service to others, He pours back into us
We desire one thing . . .
One thing I ask of the LORD,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.