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Beware of the Barrenness of a Busy Life - Wednesday Dose - 27th July 2016

"Come apart and rest a while." - Mark 6:31.

I have read how one church leader, whom I will
call Andrew, had a hobby raising pigeons. On one
occasion a church member who was returning from
a hunting trip stopped by Andrew's place and found
him playing with one of his birds and gently
corrected him for wasting his time.

Andrew, noticing his friend's hunting bow, said that
the string was loose whereupon the man replied,
"Yes, I always loosen the string of my bow when it's
not in use. If it stayed tight, it would lose its
resilience and fail me in the hunt."

"And I am now relaxing the bow of my mind," said Andrew, "so that I may be better able to shoot the arrows of divine truth."

Work is important. We need to eat and we need to take care of our family, but over-busyness can be an
affliction. Without sufficient rest and relaxation we
will eventually lose our health and not be able to
work efficiently. And without taking time to nurture
and be nurtured in loving relationships, life becomes empty and meaningless.

We need to follow the advice of Jesus when he said to his disciples, "Come apart and rest a while." Or as somebody else put it, "Come apart and rest a while before you come apart."

Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, 
Please help me not to be controlled by the pressures of life or the 'tyranny of the urgent,' but to maintain a balance between work, recreation, relationships, and spiritual disciplines. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen.

Have a Blessed Wednesday!
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team

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