Rest

Tonight at Kairos, Pastor Mike spoke about rest from 1 Kings 19. He pointed to Elijah, one of the most well known prophets in the Bible, who got to a point where he was depleted and depressed. In that moment, God’s instructions to him were to rest and eat until he could recover.

You’re no good to anyone if you’re broken and burned-out and busted. You can’t serve God or anyone else out of an empty reserve. Sometimes, you need to take care of yourself as well as others.

It starts with being honest with yourself and others about how you really feel. When you tell others you’re fine, maybe you’re really F.I.N.E. (Freaked Out, Insecure, Neurotic, Emotional).

It’s okay to admit that you’re broken. It’s okay to confess that you need help. It’s okay to allow others to serve you as well as you serving others. It’s okay to rest and refresh.

The Bible says that God rested from all His work on the seventh day, and that’s the pattern He set for us. Rest is good.

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