Jesus often retreated by himself to pray during his ministry. He was famously caught napping on a boat during a storm. He was a person who valued rest and had clear boundaries, yet he also suffered immensely and willingly on behalf of others. What does his example tell us about the responsibility to steward our lives and time well?
Lord Jesus, you lived a perfectly balanced life.
You revealed to us what a life lived in service to others looks like,
but also what it takes to live a life in service of others.
It takes intentionality and rest to be able to do what we must.
Grant us the grace to discern when we need to rest
and when we need to act.
Are you failing to take the time to rest so you are able to serve? If so, take time this week to recharge.