“Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” Mark 6:31
Not having access to public water in our area, our home relies on our private well. If you’re lucky enough to be the first one in the shower in the morning, the water pressure is great. The well is full, making the spray forceful and strong. But as the day goes on, and I run the washing machine and dishwasher, so many things are drawing from the same source, the pressure loses strength.
Our hope and energy levels are no different.
After a good night’s sleep, I wake up ready to conquer the world. Throw in a few cups of morning coffee, and I’m clear-headed, energized, and ready to tackle anything.
But as the days goes on, I lose steam. What seemed doable in the morning can seem insurmountable by late afternoon. Too many things vie for my attention, leaving me drained.
That’s why rest is so critical. Of course we can’t drop everything in the middle of the day and take a nap (oh to dream…). But we can carve out five minutes or so to pause, rest in God, and be refilled. Be it a simple conversation with Him, spending time in His Word, or just sitting in silence with Him, the reward far outweighs the effort.
We weren’t created to be the Energizer Bunny. In fact, we were made with limits so we’d be inspired to lean on God to overcome them. When we do, He restores our energy, and refills our well of hope. The end result is the restoration of our very soul.
Questions for Reflection:
- Do I ever pause during the day to be refilled by God?
- How would I describe the results of doing so?
We were made with limits so we’d be inspired to lean on God to overcome them.Tweet