… and you will find REST for your souls.

1 Comment » Written on April 5th, 2013     
Filed under: Health, Holy Week, Vocational Excellence
Today’s post is written by Matt Nightingale, Director of Worship Ministries at Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, OK.

It’s the week after Easter, and if you’re anything like me, you’re exhausted. From Palm Sunday with the children’s choir to the haunting darkness of Good Friday to the color and light of Easter Sunday, with rehearsals and decorating and sound checks and videos and emails and programs… And then it’s over. And now, not even one week later, we’re about to “do Sunday” all over again.

How do you recover from Holy Week? How do you rest and refresh? Or do you just run headlong into the next sermon series thinking to yourself, “I’ll slow down and rest next month”?

In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

So I really want to know: How do you put this into practice? What does it mean for you to go to Jesus, to take up His yoke, learn from Him and find rest for your soul?

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One Response to “… and you will find REST for your souls.”

I sometimes have a difficult time maintaining a sabbath discipline, but with the week following Easter (and the week following Christmas) I am pretty careful since in the ebb and flow of a life in ministry, the 2 weeks receding Easter and Christmas are all flow. I take off the first work day after either holiday, and I am more careful about keeping the following weekend free.

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