Life as a church planter is rewarding and encouraging, but also spiritually, emotionally, and physically exhausting. It’s easy to completely burn out when we aren’t intentionally engaging in the rest Jesus commands us to take. Vance and Kristie Pitman share today how God brought them into a season of forced rest. What they found on the other side was trust in Jesus’ work in His church, stronger family rhythms, and freedom.
- Rest is as spiritual as work and a command that comes from Jesus Himself.
- Ask trusted believers to be gatekeepers in your life, protecting you from over-committing and forcing you to take times of rest.
- The primary call on our lives is not ministry; it’s intimacy with Jesus.
“We had to learn that rest is as spiritual as work. Jesus told the disciples to ‘Come away with me and rest for a while.’ In the Greek language, it’s an imperative, meaning rest is a matter of spiritual obedience.”
“The primary call on our lives is intimacy and ministry is what He does out of the overflow of intimacy. Too many times we think Jesus saved us so we could do something for Him, but He actually saved us because He wants to be with us and then He wants to do something through us.”
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