When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Come Ye Yourselves Apart And Rest A While

Mark 6: 30, 31 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.
And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while:
Don't you just love that scripture?  Come ye yourselves apart......  I am especially minded of this today as the blur of reality surrounds me and whisks me back into the business of my life.  Having been gone from my family and my job for nearly two weeks, I am overwhelmed with things to do and people who need my attention.   I am reminded that we each need to take a few moments (or even many moments) a part:  On our knees, in our rooms, at the temple or the church, we need some time to tell our Father about our days and our lives and our needs and our wants.  We need some time to be grateful, to be amazed, to be respectful, to simply worship.  Some time to recognize His love and His grace.  
We need to take time out of our lives to put Him first.  Then we can go back refreshed, revived, and ready to handle the things of the world.  I have discovered, that on the days when I am most frustrated and short with my temper, those are the days when I need more time with my Heavenly Father.  Only when I feed my spirit, can the rest of me truly relax and feel ready to start again.  Only when I realize that I need to be "a part", can I really start to feel His influence all around me.  
So, if your day isn't all that you want it to be, take some time to be a part for awhile.  Take yourself off away from your worldly cares and rest in His presence.  It just might be the most important thing you do today.  

......Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while.....

Matthew 11:28 
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Linking this to Living A Big Story for Meditation Monday, something I am sure that I need to be doing more of!


  1. Awesome post! Thank you!
    I try to remember this on a daily basis, but I'm so human, and life tends to get in the way.
    Matthew 11:28 is the verse I shared with my mother when my aunt passed...after taking care of her for so long.
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. I neeed this ... it is so easy to leave out the most important thing when we feel we are too busy... and the result is plain falling apart.

  3. another beautiful post ... I wonder sometimes why I make myself learn the same lessons over and over ... put him first and the others stuff will happen; put the other stuff first and everything falls apart.

    I thought I'd commented on this ... I think my brain is seriously deformed :) thanks so much for participating in the Meditation Monday series :)