Pulling Away From The Crowds

Pulling Away From The Crowds

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!” ( Mark 1:35)

Has this ever happened to you? The only moment in time when  you are able to break away from the chaos of life and finally get a chance to settle down ,in your over-sized comfy chair, all ready to sip on your hot tea, and suddenly you hear a voice calling your name… for the hundredth time? It’s okay to laugh, because you are not alone my friend, and if you are like me you are eager to find any scripture that would give you peace of mind, when it comes to not feeling guilty, as you attempt to pull away from the crowds.

When I read this scripture I was comforted to know that Jesus also needed to pull away from the people, the voices, the disciples,and the chaos so he could also replenish and refuel his spirit; and if Jesus had to do this than I know I sure need to.There are so many of us, in the body of Christ, that have been called to fulfill His purpose in and for our lives, but I had to wonder what good are we, in the larger picture, when one can so easily get burnt out under the demands and pressures that our ultimate calling can often bring us? Jesus understood this paradox all too well so, he pulled away as we see in scripture ,many times, in order to re-align himself through prayer with His heavenly Father.

Therefore, I dare not feel ashamed when I must pull away from the crowds to renew my strength and fellowship with the Holy Spirit. In my opinion we should be encouraged to always go back to the one who created us, the one who called us, and the one who vows to replenish us even if we have to slip out early, in the morning, with the excuse of walking the dog! I believe, and therefore I know, that if we admit to  needing help as we cry out to Him in all of our weakness, and in all our burdens we will discover all over again that He who promises is also faithful, and it is Him, and only him alone who will give us rest.

In Jesus Name …Amen.

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D. C. Lassiter About D. C. Lassiter

D. C. Lassiter is host of the Dovetales radio show and author of Beyond the Face of the Movies, a non-fiction, Christian Living book. You can find D.C. Lassiter on her online blog and on Facebook page.

Comments

  1. Janet K Brown (@janetkbrowntx) says:

    Good post, D. C. The first step in any kind of healing is asking for help. Soaking up God’s rest is imperative to survive those storms, Jodie was talking about yesterday.

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  2. Janet thank you. I always need help, and I am glad that God has opened my eyes to not feel bad when I need Him.

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  3. Yes, I so agree with this! I find that I need to pull away sometimes not just to talk but also to listen to God. I need my quiet time in order to hear Him above anything else.

    Thanks for sharing this and welcome to Putting on the New! So glad to have you.

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  4. I hear that! I can’t function if I don’t carve out time, on a heart level, to talk with Him.
    Thanks Cherie for having me…hugs to you all!

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