The power of rest

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What is your mission in life? Many people get scared when asked that question, unsure what their mission is or even if they need one.

Don’t worry…even Jesus’ disciples had thoughts like that! But they had the advantage of Jesus clearly telling them what to do: “Calling the Twelve to Him, He began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits.” (Mark 6:7, NIV)  

When the disciples came back a little later, excited about all they had experienced, the first thing Jesus said was “…’Come with Me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.'” (Mark 6:31, NIV)

Couldn’t Jesus have just prayed, “Father in heaven, we still have so much to do—there are so many people who need our help. Please give us an extra dose of strength and take away our need to sleep…”? Yes, He absolutely could’ve prayed that! It would’ve been one way. But He chose a different way…

Maybe right now you’re in school, or perhaps you have a high-stress position that demands a lot of you. Maybe you’re taking care of small children at home who need you all the time, or perhaps you’re currently unemployed. I’m not sure what your job situation looks like right now, but whatever it may be, you need breaks!

As you rest, your all-powerful God can give you what others are striving hard to take by force and through their own strength. 

Just as Jesus gave His disciples rest, He wants to give you rest, too. And in this quiet place, you may recognize His mission for your life.

“…’Be still and know that I am God…'” (Psalm 46:10, NIV). Take time to reflect on the fact that you are simply allowed to be.

You are a miracle!


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  1. Vanessa on 02/10/2022 at 11:34 AM

    Amen, be still and wait on God.

  2. Debrita on 02/10/2022 at 11:55 AM


    • Maureen Straughn on 03/10/2022 at 2:15 AM

      Dear God, thank you for helping me to be still, so that I can rest and wait on you.

      Thank you Deborah.

  3. Katie+Pena. on 02/10/2022 at 1:03 PM

    Amen Thank you Jesus

  4. Kimberly Wright on 02/10/2022 at 2:26 PM


  5. Zandile on 02/10/2022 at 2:35 PM


  6. Jessica on 02/10/2022 at 2:58 PM


    • Sharon Garrison-Skinner on 02/10/2022 at 4:05 PM

      God of all patience and encouragement, help me live in complete harmony with my brothers and sisters, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then we can all join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to You, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen. Hey Debaroh much love and thanks I am a miracle 🙌🏾🙏🏾👏🏾💐❤️

  7. Silvia on 02/10/2022 at 4:26 PM

    Amém 🙏

  8. Terri on 02/10/2022 at 7:53 PM

    Thank you God for our day of rest! You take care of all our needs and I am truly blessed!
    Amen 🙏🏻 ❤️

  9. William on 02/10/2022 at 8:48 PM

    Yes lord AMEN 🙏

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