Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- May 26, 2010
“When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. Matthew 14:13
Are you on the edge of complete exhaustion? Is your tolerance for any more trouble at the tipping point of chronic fatigue? If so, it is time to disconnect from distractions, so you can reconnect to your relationship with the Lord. You preclude coming apart emotionally and physically when you come apart relationally with your Savior Jesus.
Our private investment in solitude gives our public service sustainability. If we are always available to everyone, then we are not effective with any one. A soul that is always exposed to the light of life is unable to discern the desperate state of hurting humanity. So, we schedule time on the calendar with Christ in seclusion and He empowers us.
Your responsibilities will not rest while you rest, but trust the Lord to take care of any crisis that may arise. For you to disconnect from your duties means you prepare ahead of time to transition from your tasks while you are away. Do not be snared by your ego that always wants to be wanted. Let others learn what you know, so you can go away and grow. We grow stale if we reject retreats, but we are energized when we engage them.
When we disconnect, we trust God to get things done through others in spite of our absence. Your break from work and home is an opportunity for a colleague to step up and be blessed with a new opportunity to be stretched. Why keep all the challenging circumstances to yourself? Let go, so others can gain invaluable experience. Once you have truly disconnected from your phone, enjoy your soul reconnecting with Christ!
“The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17).
What relationship or responsibility do I need to disconnect from for a season? When and where is the best place for me to reconnect with Christ?
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