Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Nourishing your own soul, spiritually

Mark 6:30-32 "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 a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves".

iT is important to take time out to nourish your own soul spiritually. As a Christian we must take rest and this period of rest described by the Lord Jesus is more than a weekly Sabbath, which is commanded by the LORD. As someone once said "If you do not come apart, you will come apart". It is not simply resting only to play your favourite games but also to take time with an "open Bible" and to be refuelled and to keep reading even though you may not feel or sense the immediate effect.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 "If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed".

Plan time in the year to keep your axe sharpened, lest you operate in the flesh and carnal wisdom. This manner does not glorify God, neither does it achieve long term God-honouring fruitfulness.

No comments: