31 There was such a swirl of activity around Jesus, with so many people coming and going, that they were unable to even eat a meal. So Jesus said to his disciples, “Come, let’s take a break and find a secluded place where you can rest a while.” – Mark 6:31 TPT
After the extended holiday period from Thanksgiving through Christmas, at some point, we just need to take a break and rest for a while. This would be a good time to relax quietly and meditate on what is “real. honorable, admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God. praising Him always.” (Phil. 4:8) After all the shopping, spending, and stuffing, your Spirit, mind and body need a time to receive the refreshing of the Holy Spirit. This is a time for waiting on the Lord and being filled with the Holy Spirit and allow Him to refresh us as we prepare for a New Year of praying, praising and rejoicing as we draw closer to the time when we will be with Jesus for eternity. Let’s just relax in His arms and lay our head upon His shoulders and get a true sense of just how much He loves us.