Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

Monday, January 27, 2014

When You Are Weary You Need a Wilderness

The world is noisy.

Our lives are busy.

The distractions in our days are many.

There is much work to be done.

There are many places to go.

There are multitudes of people to love.

We are weary and worn.

We wonder how we will meet all the demands on our lives and precious time.

We find ourselves pulled in many directions.

We are simply unable to please so many people.

The solution is simple, but not easy.

After busy days, the best thing we could do is follow the example of Jesus.

Find a secluded place and spend time in prayer.

It requires sacrifice, surrender, and abandoning our own self-desires.

We need to go against the flow to slow down and slip away.

We need to quit trying to please everyone to withdraw to a quiet place to pray.

We need to remember it is not all about our plans in life, but God's purpose for our lives.

"But Jesus Himself would often slip away 
to the wilderness and pray."
{Luke 5:16}

A Soft Gentle Voice


  1. Amen and amen. Thank you for this lovely reminder.

  2. Oh, yes! And it is when we go to those quiet places to pray and be alone with our Savior, that we are re-energized! Our weariness fades away when we rest in Him!

  3. Oh did I need this today. This is a reminder I need daily lately. Thank you, friend.

  4. "We need to go against the flow to slow down and slip away."

    Isn't that so true and so sad...that we have to go against the flow to follow this time of rest?
    But when we do, it is so good.

    Thank you for linking up with Inspire Me Monday and for sharing these words of grace and inspiration.


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