Posted by: peebles | June 12, 2013

Mark 6:31 (NIV) Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.

In the early 1900′s, the railways were full of majestic locomotive steam engines; the Orient-Express, George Stephenson’s Rocket and the Flying Scotsman, being one of the most famous of all. Each of these trains had to be fuelled by coal and water.

Even though they would run up and down the rail track, with seemingly effortless ease, their engines would work hard to pull the passengers to their destination. Every one of them had to rest, and be re-fuelled. Each of them had to take time to recover, before they ran out of steam.

Just like the steam engines, we can go about our everyday lives with seemingly effortless ease, while our spiritual engines are hard at work, hidden from the human eye. You cannot run on empty for too long, or you will run out of steam, eventually you will come to a stuttering halt and need more than a few hours to get back on track.

Therefore, it is in your best interest that you make time to be with the Lord all by ourselves, to spend time resting in the Lord, to be restored, refreshed and watered. 

The Greek word for rest is, ‘anapauo’, meaning, “resting place, a place of refreshing”.

Rest in His Presence, wait upon Him and let Him renew your strength. The Bible says in Psalm 23:2 to 3 (NIV), “He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul”. 

Can you hear Jesus saying to you today, “Come with me to a quiet place and get some rest.” Take time to rest in the Lord and let Him restore your soul, and fill you a fresh with His peace and joy.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


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