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Relaxing with Purpose

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November 3, 2020 7:00 pm

Relaxing with Purpose

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November 3, 2020 7:00 pm

Ramesh loves to tell others about Jesus. He boldly speaks with coworkers, and one weekend each month returns to his village to evangelize from house to house. His enthusiasm is contagious—especially since he’s learned the value of taking time to rest and relax.

Ramesh used to spend every weekend and most evenings proclaiming the gospel. His wife and children missed him when he was out, and they found him exhausting when he was around. He needed to make every minute and conversation count. He couldn’t enjoy games or small talk. Ramesh was wound too tight.

He was awakened to his imbalance by the honest words of his wife, the counsel of friends, and seemingly unimportant passages of Scripture. Proverbs 30 mentions trivial things, such as ants, roosters, and locusts. It marvels how “a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings’ palaces” (v. 28).

Ramesh wondered how something so mundane made it into the Bible. Observing lizards required significant down time. Someone saw a lizard darting around the palace and thought that’s interesting, and paused to watch some more. Perhaps God included it in His Word to remind us to balance work with rest. We need hours to daydream about lizards, catch one with our kids, and simply relax with family and friends. May God give us wisdom to know when to work, serve, and relax!

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Thanks for joining us for another daily encouragement from Our Daily Bread.

Today's reading titled relaxing with purpose, was written by Mike Witmer. Ron mesh loves to tell others about Jesus, he boldly speaks with coworkers and one weekend each month returns to his village to evangelize from house to house his enthusiasm is contagious, especially since he's learned the value of taking time to rest and relax mesh used to spend every weekend and most evenings proclaiming the gospel, his wife and children missed him when he was out and they found him exhausting when he was around.

He needed to make every minute and every conversation count. He couldn't enjoy games are small talk mesh was wound too tight.

He was awakened to his imbalance by the honest words of his wife. The Council of friends and somewhat obscure passages of Scripture Proverbs 30 mentions trivial things such as ants, roosters and locusts marbles how a lizard can be caught with the hand.

Yet it is found in King's palaces were mesh wondered how something so mundane, made it into the Bible observing lizards required significant downtime.

Someone saw a lizard darting around the palace and thought that's interesting and pause to watch some more. Perhaps God included it in his word to remind us to balance work with rest.

We need hours to daydream about lizards catch when with our kids and simply relax with family and friends may God give us wisdom to know when to work, serve and relax today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Proverbs 30 verses 24 through 31, four things on earth are small.

If they are extremely wise.

Ants are creatures of little strength if they store up their food in the summer. Hi Rex's are creatures of little power they make their home in the Craig's locusts have no king yet they advanced together and ranks a lizard can be caught with a hand yet it is found in King's palaces. There are three things that are stately in their stride for that move with stately bearing a lien mighty among beasts retreats before nothing a strutting rooster, Hugo King secure against revolved. Let's pray dear Jesus, Matthew chapter 11 records he was having said come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest Lord.

Many of us are weighed down by many burdens, some of them are self-imposed and some because of the troubles that we see all around us. We pray that you would lift those burdens today and give us the kind of rest. Our souls need give us the wisdom to recognize when we are caring too much of the load on ourselves and the humility to turn it over to you.

Thank you Lord it's in your name that we pray. Amen on today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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