“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Mt. 11:28)
This week I was at a three day Prayer Summit that pastors and leaders gather for each year. It was a very refreshing time. The facilitators we had asked us to share one word that described where each one was at. Several mentioned tired or perplexed. I am hearing that a lot from pastors both in the FMCIC and outside. Then they had us meditate on the very familiar passage that I headed this devotional with. As I listened to God speaking to me through it, the obvious jumped out at me: “If you are weary, Come to me.”
The key to dealing with our weariness is to spend time with Jesus! Too often we try to deal with our weariness with human resources and miss spending time with the One who promises to deal with our weariness by giving us Himself. Becoming a house of prayer includes spending significant amounts of time alone with Him.
I realize that there are so many things that complete for our time, and even pre-empt time that we do set aside to draw near to Him. But no matter how many reasons or excuses we marshal for why we don’t spend that time with Him, the end result is still the same…we are weary. Personally, I am asking the Lord to keep helping me to grow in my prayer life and one of the things I have been doing to guard my time alone with Him is to get up in the middle of the night. Whether you do that or find some other rhythm that works for you, remind yourself: “If you don’t pray….you don’t pray.”
Prayer and Recharge Event at Smiths Falls Free Methodist Church on November 5th, 2022
The Prayer Point Person from Smiths Falls helped initiate this event and they are inviting any of you who would like to join them for that day and get recharged. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdn1YQc8hu2sVgRbm32kx9cCHvSybvr0yxi7fgXd_K0XkZ-bQ/viewform.