Thursday, May 31, 2012

"Pull into the Filling Station"

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So many of us run and run and run and the fact is, we are tired.  We think busyness equals godliness.  But here is a fact: You can’t keep running!  At some point you are going to tip over the hurdles that are placed before you.
          As I read the Scripture I read about the idea of rest.  Even in the creation account in Genesis, God created the world in 6 days, on the 7th he rested.  Now obviously, God didn’t need the rest, but He rested to show us how important it is to rest.
          When was the last time you rested?  Are you too busy?  Today’s Bible passage to focus on is found in Mark 6:30-32
30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.
          There are times that you need to pull over and pull into the filling station and fill up.  There are times that you need to plug into Jesus and recharge the batteries.
·         Spend time with your family
·         Sleep in
·         Choose not to clean the house
·         Read a good book
·         Watch a movie
·         Go for a walk
·         Do some writing
·         Pray
·         Do not work, email, facebook, etc.  rest
·         Do something fun.
What will you do?  For the health of you, your family, your church, your work, your soul, rest.  Jesus said, come to Him who are weary and burdened down and He will give you rest.  Right now if you are tired, run to Jesus and then stop and rest.