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00487 - Healthy Distraction

In life's routines and responsibilities, sometimes we need distractions like moments of prayer, charitable acts, or simply spending quality time with loved ones. Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG) says, "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." This verse suggests that Jesus offers a kind of 'healthy distraction' that rejuvenates us spiritually.

Whether it's a conversation that sparks spiritual insight, a worship song that uplifts the soul, or a sunset that reminds us of God's artistry, these moments become oases of spiritual nourishment. They revive our hearts and minds.

Such 'distractions' are invitations to delve deeper into our faith, providing us with opportunities to witness God's glory in the everyday. When we embrace them, they add depth and joy to our mundane routines, making our lives resonate with significance.

Quote Always look for respite from routine to recharge your batteries.


Thank you, Lord, that I can find you at work in all aspects of life, Amen.

Action Point

If you are overdoing it, make sure to take time out, to walk, pray, worship etc.

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