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Come aside and REST! (To a Desolate Place)

Rest, restoration, and replenishment.  These are 3 very important words that another worshiper had to call my attention to just recently.  Just because we are anointed and have lots of responsibilities, does not mean that there will not come a time when we need some serious “stepping aside and resting” moments.  Even Jesus in His humanity as Son of Man had times when He had to take a break.  I have personally endured some serious attacks from the adversary recently, not to mention the normal stressful issues of life that I was already undergoing.  I began to feel the results of the pressure and tight squeezes in my soul, body, and even in my spirit.  My focus has been affected, my heart bruised and heavy, and I even began to feel sick physically!  I have a long list of attacks that really are too numerous to describe to you in this short article, I am talking about real, satanic attacks, BUT………God is so faithful.  I trust Him.

Well, I will take the advice of my dear Sister . My husband and I are planning a 3 day get-a-way really soon so that we can rejuvenate, refocus, and just rest from the hard pressing issues of the ministry and just life in general.  I don’t want to get burned out.  As my spiritual friend told me:  “You cannot be of help to anyone with your tank half full”.  Read the passage below and remember that at times, we all need to step back and just rest!!!

To a Desolate Place

Mark 6:30-32
30  The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 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. 32  And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves.

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Look and Live! (a prophetic word)

There are some of us today that are looking and looking, and all we see is our pain, shame, guilt, and even hopelessness!  The struggle is real.  God is saying, “let Me open up your eyes, so that you can see your substance and live!  Change your focus.  Look to Me.  I will show unto you a well of water so that you can be revived and thrive!  For you soul has sunken low and you feel as if you cannot look up.”

The word above goes beyond basic encouragement, although that really is what the prophecy is about.  It is also a life or death situation for someone.  This word is the difference between someone’s hope of living out there purpose and utter ruin!  Read Genesis 21:16-20.  Hagar was depressed, tired, and hopeless.  She had forgotten the prophetic word that she had received years ago when her son was in her womb.  But the word says that God had to open her eyes so that she could see her substance!  She found what it was that she needed right then for she and her son to live.  Ask God to supernaturally open your eyes today so that you can see past what you are looking at naturally in order to walk out your God given purpose!  God bless you!

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