Thursday, November 15
Today's reading: John 6:15-17
After a full day of engaging with and teaching the masses, Jesus leaves the crowd and his disciples in order to have some alone time with God. Although there's not a lot of detail about this specific action on Jesus part, these few verses spoke loudly to me.
You see, over the past couple weeks my pastor has been teaching a sermon series titled "breathe" about carving out down time and planning for rest and margin. (If you'd like to take a listen, you can find the sermon series at www.ncclagrange.com.) The messages have been spot on and just what I needed to hear.
I'm a crazy "doer." I'm almost always on the go for God. Jesus's example makes it clear that having down time, rest and margin are necessary so we can function at our best as we live for God.
How much alone time do you spend with God in a typical day or week? Do you see this time as a priority? How would your personal and spiritual life benefit from a little more down time, rest and margin in your schedule? What step(s) do you need to take to make more rest happen? Tami
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