Slow Down, Rest and Keep Going!

“And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. Mark 6:31

We are living in a fast paced society today. We are constantly on the go. Work, activities, social media, electronics all play into the many things that keep us busy with very little time to just be still and rest. Our minds are not focused on the things that really matter. Things such as extra time with our children, a conversation with someone who is alone, a walk in the park, reading God’s Word, sharing with a friend or just simply being still long enough to realize our many blessings and to say, “Thank You.”

How do you do this and still “Keep Going?” The reality is that as we journey, it is the resting that helps us to Keep Going. Our bodies need rest, our minds need to rest. Periodically our cars run out of gas and they have to slow down and stop to get fuel. So it is with our bodies and minds! They need to be replenished and we can only do this if we slow down, rest and reflect on where we are and where we are going. I encourage you to take some time, a few minutes, an hour or whatever you need to rest and when you do you will find you are able to really, “KEEP GOING!”

Judy Burfict

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