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“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30, NLT)

I personally need time away from the constant pressures of daily life. I must deliberately set my mind on the things of God, not the things of the world.

I don’t have to go up a mountain to do so. Daily, I have to withdraw from the stresses of my world and spend time in the comforting, refreshing presence of my Father. It is there, in prayer and in His Word, where I can rest and prepare myself for the tasks of my day.

Are you tired and frustrated with the pressures of life? Daily spend time in the presence of your Father.

Prayer: Father I desire to spend time with You and Your Word. Refresh me today and every day during the coming year. May I not become so busy that I ignore the quiet time needed daily. Amen.

(taken from Voices of the Faithful compiled by Kim P. Davis, page 424)


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