Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30
How rested is your soul? Oddly enough, Pastors are often the people most in need of this advice. Do you feel rested? Do you feel that you are becoming more gentle and humble in heart? Or are you feeling frazzled, drained, and in need of more hours on the clock?
In his book, Confessions of a Pastor, Craig Groeschel writes, “As I approached the pulpit, the truth hit me squarely between the eyes. I hadn’t prayed. Not that day. Not the day before. To the best of my knowledge, I hadn’t prayed all week.”
We can get so wrapped up in doing the ministry of God that we damage not only our relationship with him, but also with those He has called us to serve. Do you ever find yourself just going through the motions? Do you ever dread Sunday morning? Do you find yourself getting sick more often, having more headaches, and more aches and pains? Are you exhausted at the end of the day?
This column will be a place where you can learn to replenish your soul. Join us next month!