Let’s slow down to be with Jesus, love Him, and learn from Him.
“There is only one thing worth being concerned about,” – Jesus to Martha in Luke 10:38-42
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted.” – Psalm 46:10 Be still – relax, stay, withdraw, let go, to be quiet
“Abide in Me,” – Jesus in John 15:5 “stick with, make home with, remain, rest in,”
“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” – Jesus in Revelation 3:20 to the church of Laodicea
“Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.” Mark 1:35
“Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, ‘Sit here while I go over there to pray.’” Matthew 26:36
Find space, to disengage from people and activities to be alone with God. It should be solitary and undistracted.
To read, think, consider, thank, and talk with Jesus.
Read a Bible story about Jesus. Then ask and answer these questions:
Who is Jesus? What is Jesus doing? What is Jesus saying? What is Jesus thinking and feeling?
What does that mean? Does it matter? What do I learn from this? What should I do about it?
Jesus with Mary & Martha, with children etc: Jesus values relationship time (separate from teaching etc)
Jesus heals the paralyzed man: Jesus forgives sin and heals broken body
Jesus teaches Nicodemus: Jesus wants us to learn, to understand, to receive salvation, new birth, by faith in Him
Jesus heals the woman with the issue of blood: Jesus touches the “untouchable” and heals what medicine can’t
Jesus with the Samaritan woman: Jesus brings us to repentance and quenches the thirst of the human soul
Jesus teaches on the rock as foundation: building our life on Jesus will make us unshakable
Jesus’ sermon on the mount: we can become happy from life of loving God & others, there would be no more war
We can benefit from a Jesus-centered life. Let’s slow down to be with Jesus, love Him, and learn from Him.
“Slowing down sufficiently for the will and presence of God to fill our lives and our leadership requires a thoughtful and integrated plan.” – Peter Scazzero
Some concepts here drawn from “Emotionally Healthy Leader” by Peter Scazzero