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Rest for a While

October 14, 2013

The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest for a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. Mark 6:30-31 (ESV)

Jesus took time to pray and rest just as He told His disciples to take time to retreat and rest. This being said, I am going to take this week to slow down a bit and rest. While I still have to work a couple of days, I will be leaving the blog behind for the week. I will be taking some this week to rest and recharge. Never fear, new posts will be arriving Monday, October 21, 2013!

If you are following Anafalz on Twitter, I will still be tweeting posts from the archives. If you are not following on Twitter, start! You can find Anafalz on Twitter at @anafalz.

I would like to leave you with a final thought for the week. Our nation is in the midst of a crisis. At this point it does not matter who started it or who will end it. While the Congress, Senate, and the President are busy fighting amongst themselves, we are suffering. But they are not the holders of our liberty. Have I confused you? Our liberty comes from the grace of God in Heaven above. He is the holder of our liberty which He has graciously given to us.

As this week goes on, set your mind upon the true giver of liberty – the Lord God Almighty! Invite the Spirit to work in you this week to set your mind upon your true freedom. To help you reflect on this below is a video of Shane and Shane, partnering with Phil Wickham, of their song “Liberty.” Let God set you free this week!

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2 Comments
  1. Definitely agree with this! Unfortunately, my procrastination at times leaves little room for rest. It’s so much better to know my work is done and then rest in peace (hah, no pun intended) instead of guilt. Hope this week goes good for you and is very restful!

    • I understand. I felt the same way. But . . . Had to take a break. The cool thing is when guilt changes to desire. Guilt shows I “need” whatever it is. Desire shows I “want” it. Removes the feeling of obligation and replaces it with excitement.

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