Three states. A twenty-five-page final paper and starting a new doctoral class. Grading for midterm grades in two classes. Sharathon aftermath. And my wife up North with the grand puppy for time with her family. All in just a few weeks. My life seems a little silly sometimes.
One of my favorite bible accounts can be found in Mark, chapter six. The chapter opens with Jesus preaching in His hometown, where a prophet has little honor. He sends the disciples out in pairs where they preach new life, heal the sick and cast out demons, causing Herod to believe John the Baptist was back from the dead. When they returned to Jesus and shared their adventures, He said let’s take a break and get some rest, because in their comings and goings, they didn’t have time to eat. After a boat ride into the wilderness, people still gathered from far and wide to hear Jesus, which led to feeding the five thousand, with a basket of leftovers for each disciple. The chapter closes with Jesus walking on water, calming the disciples, and healing everyone who came to Him.
One truth shines out of the account for me, when I’m playing at being a busy ministry leader. Even when I’m running too fast to eat, He calls me to stop and be with Him. Though He has made physical provision for me, He is more concerned with my spiritual nourishment and my time with Him.
So, it’s time to stop playing busy ministry leader, close my computer, find some quiet place, and spend some much-needed time in the Word, listening to Him. Feel free to join me.
For 88.3 The Journey®, I’m General Manager Mike Agee.