Great fruit from ministry was what the Twelve saw. Jesus had sent them out, two by two, and gave them authority and instructions as to what they should do (Mark 6:7-12). They returned to Jesus and reported all they they had done and taught. There were so many people coming and going that they didn’t even have time to eat.
So Jesus said, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while”. They got in a boat and went to a secluded place. (Mark 6:30-32)
Sometimes one just has to rest. Great results and overwhelming needs are all around but there is nothing left in the tank. Jesus Himself, needed the rest. The Twelve needed the rest. So they went away.
In our day of seclusion, many of us are overwhelmed with ZOOM calls, texts, emails, phone calls and screens. Sometimes we just need to rest. Unplugging things that bring in all those needs is a viable solution to being worn out and strung out.
Take a moment to reflect on these questions:
What does Jesus’ example mean to me?
Do I need rest? From what?
How can I apply Jesus’ example in my life?
The Lord is our Good Shepherd. Take a moment to read and reflect on Psalm 23.
I have compiled thoughts from some of our global leaders on what they sense the Lord is doing in our day. Please download the PDF here and ponder with the rest of us what the Lord is doing. We would relish hearing your thoughts. You can reply here.
JESUS Film is hosting a live 24 hour prayer focus for Muslims around the world starting tomorrow at 8 am EDT. During this 24 hour period, 48 Muslim nations will be prayed for 30 minutes each. A specific partner will take the lead role in facilitating prayer for their assigned nation. MentorLink has been assigned Senegal.
This event is called: One Miracle Night 24 hour prayer hosted by Jesus Film.
This is a global live prayer event. I received an email from JESUS Film yesterday stating that they are praying for 1 million participants.
Our assigned time to facilitate prayer for Senegal is 1:30-2:00 PM EDT on Tuesday May 19.
Here is the link where you can join in prayer during that time
Rene Mbongo from Senegal will join me in hosting and facilitating the time.
I’ve been reading in Joshua recently. This one verse jumped off the page when I read it.
“Not one of the good promises which the Lord had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass.” (Joshua 21:45)
Think about this. Everything the Lord promised to Israel happened. No matter how impossible it was, the Lord brought it about.
Think of some of the promises He makes for us today. For example:
“I am with you always even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” (John 14:27)
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension will guard our heart and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
These are only 3 of hundreds of promises He has made to us, His children. Take a moment to reflect on them.
What other promises come to your mind? Thank Him for His amazing faithfulness.