Today’s #scripturesunday is coming to you live from our family holiday in Italy 🇮🇹. In my devotional study I was reminded of how important it is to set aside time to rest. I hope that you are inspired by these words as I was upon reading. This commentary is freely available on The Bible App.
Jesus and His followers ministered tirelessly each day to the crowds following Him. His mission and love were so strong that He would not turn anyone away. His schedule included teaching, healing, and ministering, while walking from town to town.
His disciples did not understand most of His actions so they were constantly asking questions and openly showed their frustration. One day very soon Jesus would have to leave them and He knew they had to receive His wisdom if they were to carry on His mission. So, at times, He would take them aside for some one-on-one.
We, as Christians, face many of the same problems. We work hard at our vocation, because we must set the example for others to follow. As God’s business leaders we are called to teach, lead, perform, and show compassion each and every day. We also have our family activities and church obligations along with other urgent responsibilities. We just get stretched to our limits and need help.
In these moments, Christ wants to take us aside so we can have a little talk with Jesus. We need to be far removed from the demands, noise, and pressing of those around us. We need a time to clearly hear our Master as He renews our mind, revives our spirit, and refocuses our attention to His way and will.
Paul understood how the pressures of this world can cause us to lose our focus. In Romans 12:2 he declared: “Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Stepping aside with God will make us better Christians, family members, and business people. Getting away will produce great dividends in the future!
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