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 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
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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