The responsibility of ministry drains us emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. Rest is a vital component for our overall health, as well as the health of our ministry. Pastor Gregg Matte and his wife Kelly explain how they have created individual and family rest rhythms through scheduling their days, Sabbaths, and sabbaticals.
- Dedicate a portion of your day to the Lord, a portion to your ministry, and a portion to family and rest.
- Create an environment of peace and rest by allowing the peace of Christ to rule in your heart.
- Taking time for rest moves your ministry from fatigue to fired up with renewal.
“Responsibility is stressful, and this is one of the challenges of having a job with responsibility, and it happens to be ministry. I’m going to blame responsibility, not God for putting me in ministry. That’s where you end up with that spiritual burnout where people are at the end of their ministry, and they don’t like their Christianity. I tell our staff all the time, don’t let your ministry ruin your Christianity. Walk with God and let that be a part of your heart and your life.”
“I think creating a peaceful environment starts with becoming a peaceful person. I think about Colossians 3:15, ‘Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,.’ The more peaceful we are, the more we’ll create an environment around us that’s conducive to rest. That’s not always easy, sometimes it takes wrestling with the Lord to get to a place where the peace of Christ is actually ruling our hearts. But when we let God do a deep work in us, His peace fills our hearts and overflows into our homes.”
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