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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January 5, 2011 (Holidays can be tiring)

Holidays can be tiring.
photo by Lee Keefer

How can we become refreshed?
Taking a nap can help but
spending time alone with God
will refresh us and allow us
to rest in Him.

“For Jesus, time alone with God was not an option…
The gospel of Luke tells us that
‘Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed’ (Luke 5:16)…
This is precisely where you and I
so often miss out on all that God has for us.
Unlike Jesus, we attempt to live life in our own energy.
We think we can keep giving out
without getting replenished.
Then, wearied and weakened
by the demands of life and ministry,
we become impatient and annoyed
with the very ones God has sent us to serve.
Rather than exhibiting a gracious, calm, joyous spirit,
we become uptight, frazzled, and frenzied [people],
resenting, rather than welcoming,
the people and opportunities God brings into our lives.”
- Nancy Leigh DeMoss

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