Are You in Need of Some Real Rest?

//Are You in Need of Some Real Rest?

Are You in Need of Some Real Rest?

Sharon - Pickney Island Bench Get Away - 1MB

Photo by Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen To My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story

Questions to Ponder:

  • Do you feel you are speeding down the highway of life?  Take the next exit and enjoy some time at a quiet rest stop with the Savior.
  • When can you mark on your calendar this week some time to come away with Jesus?
  • What helps you be most refreshed in the Lord?  What would it look like to create that opportunity?


“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 11:28-30 (MSG)


Dear Jesus, I recognize that to think the next day, the next year, the next stage of life will surely slow down is just not true.  If I want to be with you, I need to find a way to choose you in the middle of life – right here, right now.  Help me come away with you in each of my days in big ways and small ways, in the here and now.


By | 2017-05-02T15:50:12+00:00 April 9, 2013|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

About the Author:

Sharon Swing is an author, retreat leader, speaker, artist and consultant with interests in life story as a spiritual development tool, crafting experiences that give God space to do what he does best, art as a spiritual pathway, and change. With Sibyl Towner, she has co-authored Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story. For more information, visit She is an organization development consultant specializing in planning, meeting facilitation, leadership development and change management. For more information, visit

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