Take a break - enjoy your Shabbat rest!

Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

Leonardo da Vinci, who excelled at many things -- as a painter, sculptor, poet, architect, engineer, city planner, scientist, inventor, anatomist, military genius, and philosopher said a wise thing:

"Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer, since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power of judgment...Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller, and more of it can be taken in at a glance, and lack of harmony or proportion is more readily seen."

Have you found this to be the truth? We have! Any time we step back from a situation or project and take some time away, we undoubtedly gain new perspective and insight about it. Now, I know not all of us can take a week-long vacation at a luxurious resort to take time away from our difficulties, but we can, and must take a retreat with the Lord (which by the way, can be much more restful)! The Word says He makes me to lie down and green pastures -- It doesn't say He'd like us to, if we could try to take some time from our busy schedules -- it says He makes us!

It's time to take a rest from all the things that make us weary today -- ministry work included. Let's take some time out with the Lord and get quiet before Him. He has so many things He wants to reveal, if we would only give Him a chance to show us! He's has so many ways He wants to refresh us and refill our empty places, if we would only be obedient to His call!

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  1. Thank you for your encouraging words George. I have always loved your devotionals.
    Thanks for being faithful to what God has called you to do. You're a blessing.
    My wife Jenny and I are good friends with Israel (and Tiffany) Smith. You remember Israel and Angela (brother and sister).
    Like Israel, I write Christian music and have released my first album, "The Passing Through Project" (June of 2014). I will soon be recording my second album titled, "Justified".
    I recently did a couple of ministry concerts with Israel Smith. It was so fun. Praise God!
    To hear songs from my first album, you may go to my web site at http://www.jasonsnobeckmusic.com
    Also available on iTunes.
    God bless you brother,
    In Christ,
    Jason Snobeck

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