Daily Scripture Reading: Mark 6:31 KJV
Mark 6:31 KJV
(31) And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
Today’s Devotional Is THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
There is something about our blood that cries for change and rest at specific times. While we may love our homes, work and the chance to do our part in the work-a-day world of work, when summer arrives, we yearn for a break from the bustling city and the hard work and long to find rest and relaxation. The sacred heritage of God is the love for Nature. It is His voice that calls us to Him: “Come, my children, be glad with Me. Breathe the scented air I have tasted in its passage through clover fields, gorse and heather; rejoice and enjoy the woods, flowers, golden sunsets, and purple mountains; and the glory of the ocean-shore and the sea-shore.”
If we want to enjoy our vacation, we need to be selfless. It can be difficult to resist the temptation of getting the most for your money and sometimes even sacrificing some others. Remember to think about someone else, even the short Zacchaeus who can’t see your shoulder! The child who looks out from the carriage window; an invalid who can’t stand the draught; a tired mother with restless children. You should look out for opportunities to show the gentleness, sweetness and unselfishness that the Lord Jesus Christ offers every day.
Allow yourself to be alone at times. It is wrong to always be with another person. The soul should be quiet and still. The voice of God has accents so deep and still that the companion’s breathing may drown them out. It is wonderful to have a friend and companion who you can share sweet fellowship with, and “there’s a friend that sticks closer than a brother.” You will be drawn near to Him and He will walk alongside you.
Send a portion to those in need (Neh_8.10-12).
PRAYER for Today
What will I give to the Lord in return for His blessings?
All my days, I will praise, bless, and give thanks to thee. You are worthy, O Lord to be praised, honored, and given power. AMEN.