Sharon - Pickney Island Bench Get Away - 1MB

Photo by Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen To My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story

Questions to Ponder:

  • Do you feel you are speeding down the highway of life?  Take the next exit and enjoy some time at a quiet rest stop with the Savior.
  • When can you mark on your calendar this week some time to come away with Jesus?
  • What helps you be most refreshed in the Lord?  What would it look like to create that opportunity?

Scripture:

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”  Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)

Prayer:

Dear Jesus, I recognize that to think the next day, the next year, the next stage of life will surely slow down is just not true.  If I want to be with you, I need to find a way to choose you in the middle of life – right here, right now.  Help me come away with you in each of my days in big ways and small ways, in the here and now.