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The Value of Rest for our Mission

May 20th, 2010

JOHN SHIRK – Jesus said in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

You might wonder what the connection is between rest and mission. It’s actually quite simple. We need energy to be effective in our mission. God does not call us to service to the point of burn out. Jesus is talking to those who are weary and burdened, and he invites us to find rest in Him. He is gentle and humble in heart. His teaching is true wisdom. His love is real refreshment. His forgiveness is authentic freedom from guilt.

He invites us to spend time with Him daily, to learn His ways, and follow His example. Then, with a clearer focus of Jesus, the Lord will define our mission and show us how to express our love for Him to a world that desperately needs Him.

That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk


  1. Stacey
    May 20th, 2010 at 10:15 | #1

    Great post John…

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