The Beauty of Relaxation
Recently I returned from a ten day vacation in Florida. Before I left, I had great anxiety about leaving. As I prayed, God revealed that I was spiritually and emotionally exhausted, burnt out on life and ministry. Is it any wonder, I haven't had a vacation in five years and had only missed one church service in over a year. I was in desperate need of a break.
Upon arrival to Florida, it took me a few days to completely unwind from the previous months stresses and worries. But once I did, I realized something:
I'm a better Christian and a better writer when I take time to rest.
Mark 6:31-32 says, "And He said to them, 'Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.' (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.) They went away in the boat to a secluded place by themselves."'
Even Jesus understood the value of rest. Jesus often took time out of his day to rest in order to pray and commune with His father. Taking adequate breaks gave him the physical and spiritual strength to fulfill the purpose His father had set for Him to do.
Do you need to take a break and rest from life? What one thing can you do to help restore your physical and emotional strength?
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