Mark 6:31 – “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.)” (NASB)
At a recent retirement party, I heard the words “if you want something done... give it to a busy person.” How true that is. It seems that those whose lives are filled somehow find the energy and the strength to get one more thing done. I used to be that way – running from here to there – one job to another – never taking the time to even eat some days. It seemed like the more I did, the less I felt I did. It was weird! Until I slowed down and began to really examine the “why” behind what I was doing, did I begin to realize what a crazy trap I had fallen into. It became more about the doing then what I was doing. Slowing down, I began to see the things I was missing – like the smile on my children’s faces by just being there, the softness of my wife’s voice, or more importantly, the peace of the Lord I felt deep within me. I am glad I learned to slow down. Today verse speaks of finding that quiet place to rest a while… do you need to find that place with Him and rest in His arms?
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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