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“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me? watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28 MSG


It’s a funny time of year to be talking about burnout when most of us have just had a break and are starting the year a fresh but sometimes as we focus on the year ahead everything starts to crowd in. Work commitments, church ties, and diaries starting to fill up.

I love the way God whispers to us in this verse “Get away with me & I’ll show you how to rest”.

Have you planned some time to rest together this year? How about considering a retreat together? Time to hear God in your relationship.

Let’s “keep company with God this year & learn to live freely & lightly”.

Prayer (as a couple)

Father God, please help us to make time for you & each other this year. And teach us how to rest in you. Amen

Prayer (for others)

Dear Lord, we pray the same prayer for _____ and _____ who are struggling to find rest just now. Amen

Final quote

“A Good Rest is Half the Work!” – Proverb