A Day To Just Breathe
There’s never a day I put my Christianity in the closet. I stay ready, open and willing for whatever God leads me to do. Honestly, this has been my way of life for over 26 years of ministry. However, time brings perspective and wisdom leads to change. Therefore, I’ve drawn a line in the sand. For now Mondays must be my day of personal recovery and renewal.
God has led me to simply be still every Monday. Honestly, it’s the closest I get to a true day off. Ministry never stops because there are always needs surrounding me. I love God and people with all my heart. But, I’ve had to stick to leading everyone to the Savior instead of trying to be everyone’s savior.
As each week passes I’m more and more grateful for this chance to catch my breath. This day that God just calls me unto Himself. I get to withdraw from the world and just breathe God into my very being. I ask God to renew my heart, mind, body, and soul. No one can do this except the God who created me and knows the plans He has for me.
God keeps showing me that all I need to do is walk with Him. I don’t have to figure everything out. I don’t have to rescue every hurting soul. I just need to walk with Him and allow Him to work through me. While continually giving God all my cares, concerns and all the glory. My recovery Mondays don’t fix everything, but they give me a much needed physical, mental and spiritual alignment.
Now, I know Mondays aren’t an option for everyone. Yet, we all really need a day that we’re not working. That we’re not worrying about everyone or everything else. A day we can just breath in God’s grace, mercy and love. A day we truly allow God to recharge our batteries. Otherwise, we are bound for burnout and can’t reach our full potential in Christ. One true day of rest can lead to 6 days of feeling even more blessed.
“As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God.” Psalm 42:1
“Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” Luke 5:16