The Word: Mark 6: 31b(NIV)
“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
Dig Deeper: Isaiah 40: 31(NASB)
31 Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.
Think about it
TAKING TIME TO WAIT ON THE LORD
In our text today: Jesus asked his disciples to come aside with him to a quiet place to rest. So Jesus was encouraging deliberate time of solitude. Meaning that we can’t just coast along. We will need to deliberately shut down activities for times of solitude.
Our 2nd text say: Those who wit upon the Lord will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings as eagles….
What do we get from a deliberate time of solitude:
– We get rest (physically).
– We get new ideas mentally. New inspiration
– We get spiritually rejuvenated.
– We get new directions.
– We will get to pray through and fellowship with father
– We can fly on the wings of eagles (we can take new challenges)
– We can plan and strategize better
In other words, unless we consciously take this time out, we will burn out and run dry.
NEXT LEVEL requires deliberate times of solitude for renewal and rejuvenation
Unless we take time off, we will become overwhelmed
Our memory verse for May 2018
Ecclesaistes 3: 1
1. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1: To every thing there is a season,
Line 2: and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Once you say it a few times it will stick.
Prayer focus: Our next level prayers:
Lord, help us to take time to wait on you
On the word: Recommended book
The Bible Study Methods – Rick Warren