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Sunday, February 3, 2002

Family Time

After the wedding he went to Capernaum for a few days with his
mother, his brothers, and his disciples.
-- John 2:12 (NLT)

Ministry can be euphoric. Ministry can be discouraging. Ministry
is always dangerous. In fact, the euphoria can be more dangerous
than the discouragement. Many of God's greatest servants faltered in
times of victory and success. Jesus, however, frequently gets away
from the mayhem of the masses. Regularly it is for time to be alone
with God. Frequently it is to be with his closest disciples.
Occasionally, it is simply for time with his family and friends.
Those of us who want so much to serve him must learn this vital
lesson. We need rest. We need nourishment. We need friendship. We
need family. Let's not let the euphoria of being used by Jesus lead
us to an arrogance that we don't need others.

Father, forgive me for trying to do so much and hoard my
experience of you to myself. Give me a better sense of balance, a
holy sense of rest, and genuine sense of value in being with people I
need and who need me. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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TODAY'S VERSE from HEARTLIGHT -- http://www.heartlight.org/

February 3, 2002

I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your
love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.
-- Psalm 59:16

So many things in our lives can be stolen away by natural
disasters, aging, and death. Satan could be appropriately called
"The Thief of Always." But God is immovable and unstealable! We
can invest ourselves in him and know our spirits are secure in his
care. He is a fortress and a refuge.

O Great Rock of my salvation, thank you for being unchangeable
and faithful. Thank you for being the source of security and
future in a day of chaos and change. Thank you for being God. You
are my God and in you I place my life, my hopes, and my future.
May you be glorified in me today. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.