Mark 6:30-32, "The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves."
Sounds like the apostles were busy and Jesus knew they needed a break.
Do you ever feel like you don't even have a chance to catch a quick meal
before you go, go, go?
Do you feel like you rest well? I am not talking about sleep, though
that is an issue for many, but resting and refreshing in the Lord? Do
you take time away to renew and refresh yourself in His presence? Are
you stopping from the hustle and bustle to reconnect with the Father?
How well do you rest?
I am SLOWLY learning the value of rest in the midst of a busy season. I
have intentionally pulled back from some things...even some of my
leisure activities, in order to rest more. I am finding my thoughts
turning to the Lord as I seek His wisdom on what to pick up and what to
We should allow rest to shift our attention. To pull back from the
things that keep us busy and to re-focus on the Kingdom of God.
We should use this time to get refocused. Our priorities may need to be
re-shifted as we seek to balance our relationship with God, family,
work and play.
Do we truly slow down enough when we rest? As it says in Ecclesiastes,
there is a season for everything.
God gave us days to work, but he also
calls us to take a Sabbath, a time to rest. We should not feel guilty
when we slow down and stop to breathe.
"There remains therefore a rest for the people of God." (Hebrews 11:9)
We may work well but do we rest well?