“Take Time” – Pastor’s Pen September 2021

We can go roughly three weeks without food, three days without water, and three minutes without oxygen.  How long can we live effectively without refueling our faith?

Jesus never went long without praying.  There was a time when the crowds were so desperate to get a piece of Him that there was no time to eat.  People were running toward him, predicting where He might be going next and waiting there.  It was the busiest season in His life, but Jesus knew that He needed time alone in prayer, even more so when it was busy.  Jesus always seemed to stick to this routine as a clear source of power for the day ahead.

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

Jesus’ words to His disciples are also words for us today.  That is why I try to start my day in a quiet place, usually in the basement, getting my soul fuel in, even if just for a few minutes.  And you know what?  He is always ready and waiting for me, and He is never late.  So, make that little time and protect it.  Breathe it in, know His presence around you.  Let His words soak in.  Let His strength empower you.  Know you are forgiven, healed, restored.  Ask for those things afresh and be thankful and pray for the day ahead.  Be still and know that He is with you. 

“Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)

In Christian Love,
Pastor John