[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] I had an amazing week with my sister Ali here. I crammed it so tight that both of our heads were spinning by the end. I went down for Robb’s Dad’s funeral, picked Ali up, came back up to Kitgum, then back down to Kampala all within a little over a week. If my head isn’t spinning from all of the busy ministry work, it certainly is from all of the jarring that it received on the wet and bumpy roads.
It has been too long since I purposed to hide myself away for a day or two and rest, so I took this opportunity. I have so much to do in Kitgum, meetings in Kampala, wedding planning and team planning.. but I will be absolutely ineffective in all of that if I don’t stop to rest and refill. After all, how can we give out when we are empty? I came away to a quiet place within Kampala, but most importantly my heart is quiet before the Lord as I let Him speak and refresh me. I spent all day yesterday resting, and most of today. Already I feel the life seeping back into me, waking me up and giving me strength. There’s a reason that God commands (not suggests) that we take a day off each week. We are not machines that are meant to keep going without any maintenance. We need refreshment- spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Times of rest are crucial to our health and benefit those around us. I will be refilled and ready to pour myself out once again wherever God has me; that I might be His smile to the hurting, His heart for the lost, His hands to the needy.
Have you found your place of rest?
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