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COME WITH ME AND GET SOME REST!

December 9, 2016

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” (Mark 6:31, NIV)

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Jesus was familiar with fatigue and quiet getaway places. He often traveled toward the hills of Judea, to places off the beaten path, in order to spend some time alone with his Father. We, too, are familiar with fatigue. It’s a deep weariness framed with a longing for something to soothe the portions of our heart that echo with an emptiness we often fail to admit.

But we’re less acquainted with quiet, getaway places. Jesus understands this. He wants us to hear his invitation loud and clear. To get our attention, however, he may whisper in a soft, loving voice, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

Our lives are crazy! Words such as quiet, alone, and undistracted are not really part of our daily routines. But, when we find a way to slow down and relax, God makes himself known to us through his creation and by calling our names with a quiet, still voice.

We live in a fast-paced world of cell phones, social media, instant news, music on demand, and ever changing technology. We rarely find time just for ourselves. And when we do slow down a bit, it’s difficult to share that time with anyone – including our Savior!

We need to stop and reset our thinking! When he was alone, Moses heard God call his name through a burning bush. And alone, Samuel responded to the voice of God. And, Mary said yes to the career changing announcement of all time when she was alone!

We are so addicted to our lives of chaos and confusion, it is difficult to hear the voice of our Savior. Our Lord can make himself known to anyone, anytime and through any means, but we need to slow down and listen for His voice. He is here right now, waiting for us to find Him. There’s no better time than this Christmas season to re-focus our lives on the One who can bring us peace and comfort.

Come with me to a quiet place!

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ!”

Work for Christ

 

 

PEACE LIVES IN ME!

September 28, 2012

 

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” (2 Thessalonians 3:16, NIV)

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27, NIV)

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I was diagnosed with prostate cancer this past Tuesday. Since then, I have run around to different testing facilities trying to make sure the cancer hasn’t spread into my pelvis, my colon, my bones, or into any other part of my body. I am scheduled to meet with my urologist again toward the end of next week to decide a plan of action.

I was a bit surprised by my first reaction when I received the news. Believe it or not, the first thing I did was to thank the Lord. Was I crazy? Really? Thank Him for having cancer? I have had quite a few strange things happening to my body over the past couple of years, and I was actually relieved to finally have the answers.

It seems strange, yet I have a genuine feeling of peace about this whole situation. I realize that this disease was brought about according to God’s will and that He intends to use me in a mighty way. I’m not exactly sure what His plan entails, but I am fully committed to Him and am prepared to do whatever He asks. My anxiety has subsided. I can honestly say that I am resting in God’s peace!

Yesterday morning, after one of my MRI’s, I received a post from LivingMoreAbundantly (or should I say it came directly from God?). It  completely filled my soul. Thanks, LivingMoreAbundantly, for listening to your heart as you wrote this blog – it truly has touched mine!

Thank you all in advance for your prayers and well wishes. They are appreciated.

“So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.” (1 Peter 4:19, NIV) 

There is absolutely nothing to fear! God is in total control of all things.

Enjoy your Friday, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

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