Thursday, May 3, 2012

Scriptures of Encouragement ~ Renew Me

"Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. And He said to them, 'Come aside by yourselves to a solitary place and rest a while.'" ~ Mark 6:30,31

A.J. Russell's, God Calling, is a devotional that has spoken to me often over the years. Wednesday's devotion was so timely and powerful, I could not pass up the opportunity to share it with you. Please pray for me as I take a few days to rest in the arms of my Jesus.

"Never doubt. Have no fear. Watch the faintest tremor of fear, and stop all work, everything, and rest before Me until you are joyful and strong again.

"Deal in the same way with all tired feelings. I was weary too, when on earth, and I separated Myself from My Disciples, and sat and rested on the well. Rested - and then it was that the Samaritan woman was helped.

"Times of withdrawal for rest always precede fresh miracle-working. Learn of Me. To accept the limitations of human flesh is to be subject, except as far as sin is concerned, to the same conditions as man.

"I had to teach renewal of Spirit - force, rest of body to My disciples. Then, as your Example, I lay with My Head on a pillow, asleep in the boat. It was not, as they thought, indifference. They cried, 'Master, carest Thou not that we perish?' and I had to teach them that ceaseless activity was no part of My Father's plan.

"When Paul said, 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,' he did not mean that he was to do all things and then rely on Me to find strength. He meant that for all I told him to do he could rely on My supplying the strength.

"My Work in the world has been hindered by work, work, work. Many a tireless, nervous body has driven a spirit. The spirit should be the master always, and just simply and naturally use the body as need should arise. Rest in Me.

"Do not seek to work for Me. Never make opportunities. Live with Me and for Me. I do the work and I make the opportunities."

Dear one, Jesus is waiting for us to sit at His feet and adore Him. I hope to see you there.

I pray Morning Glory has inspired and strengthened you today. Please share it with friends who may be feeling overwhelmed by the busyness and stress of life. Thank you. Sweet blessings to you! 
If you received Morning Glory via email, please visit the Morning Glory page. You don't want to miss today's video: "Renew Me" by Avalon. Powerful. Beautiful. Soul searching.


  1. Praying that you rest these next few days in Him, my friend. This was awesome. God speaks through your writings. I LOVED LOVED LOVED this song. I am still learning to Let go and Let God. Please pray for me these next couple of weeks that I pass my finals so I can move forward to the next chapter of nursing school and the next chapter in my life. I love you.

  2. "Times of withdrawal for rest always precede fresh miracle-working."

    Powerful truth! I've never read God Calling. Thank you for introducing me to it.

    Blessed rest, sweet friend!