I had the opportunity to attend a ministry conference for Children’s Pastors this past week. I enjoy these types of events because they are high energy, offer meaningful worship experiences, and I often walk away with some great ideas, principles, and resources to implement. This particular conference also provided the occasion to slow down and reflect upon God and His Word.
With the busy pace of life in which we can so easily get entangled, it is important for all of us to be still, breathe, and focus on the goodness of the Lord. While I fully acknowledge that it may be difficult to take frequent extended periods of time, I want to encourage you to look for opportunities to be still in God’s presence. Christ and His Word are where true life are found. Psalm 62:5 says, “Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.”
Spending time alone with Christ and His Word fills us up as we experience His Truth. Genuine rest and peace comes from Him alone. As we live in community with one another as a church family, we can speak life into others as we take time to truly listen and understand their concerns and interests.
Being lifelong learners of God’s Word gives us space to apply it to our own lives so we can share it with others. Once again, I would like to encourage you to spend time alone with God often and to bless others out of the overflow of this relationship with Him.