In the craziness of this season, we often find ourselves hurried and stressed. When we are overwhelmed, it becomes difficult to take care of ourselves and love those around us. Jesus was never in a hurry! In this episode, Bill and Kristi remind us that Jesus is inviting us to rest with him. Take a moment to slow down and rest in Abba’s presence, as Bill leads us through a meditation to remember Jesus’s “easy yoke”.
“How are you?” Whatever our work, or even if we’re retired, often we answer, “Busy!” But CS Lewis taught, “Only lazy people are busy!” How can this be? The most effective and fruitful leadership is born out of rest, prayer, and discernment — it’s not just working hard, it’s working SMART!
Readers of our Soul Shepherding Devotionals will know that being unhurried with Jesus is a theme I often write about. That's because hurry is such a problem for many of us. So I was thankful to have Alan Fadling, a friend and colleague of mine, give a talk for a group of pastors and leaders on his new book, An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest. Here are my notes.