It's only the second month of the New Year and already I'm thinking:
A) Where has the time gone?
B) My days pass by too quickly-life is too fast and . . . I'm tired!
As Anne Graham Lotz reflects in a recent ministry newsletter though, even more important than the need to discipline ourselves to take a break from time to time, our real concern needs to be avoiding becoming weary in our spirits.
Anne shares that in 2011, she is committed to making spiritual rest a priority - "the rest that's found in setting aside consistent time with God in His Word and in prayer. "
I really appreciate the quote she shares from Henry Drummond, an old-time revivalist, explaining that spiritual rest "Is not a hallowed feeling that comes over us in church. It is . . . the repose of a heart set deep in God."
I don't know about you, but I could sure use that kind of rest - right now.
So, before this month comes and goes, I'm going to heed Anne's encouragement to be well rested . . . by centering down in Jesus. Spending time with Him each day in Bible reading and prayer - and listening to programs like "Daily Light For Daily Living" to remind me that the best way to spend my time is in Him!
Lee Ann Jackson
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