How Many Plates Are You Spinning?
For Pastors’ Wives and Missionaries
By Sharon Bordean, DEAFinitely Him Ministries
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- Rest – relax, pause, breath, and be at ease
Critical to our physical, mental, emotional health
Rest is important – God commanded it
Why don’t we rest? Too busy spinning plates?
Finding Rest Genesis 2:2-3, God rested 7th day;
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest… You will find rest for your soul.” Matthew 11:28-30
Gift from God that we don’t use
Refreshes our body, giving us energy we need to honor God & love others
Learning to rest is a spiritual discipline Psalm 37:7
Enjoy God’s presence & realign your priorities
- Reflect – think deeply or carefully about Psalm 145
God modeled rest in the beginning.
He gave Himself a day to look back on goodness of all His work.
When was the last time you slowed down, unplugged, & relaxed?
Stop. Close your eyes, few deep breaths, think back over last few days.
Reflect on Mercies and Goodness of God in your life.
Romans 12:1; Lamentations 3:22-23; Psalm 100:5; Psalm 107:1
- Renewal of your mind – replace or repair something that is worn out, run down, or broken
Seek transformation – a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance Rom.12:2
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Ps. 51:10
Need help from God who cleans us up on the inside, not on the outside
Restore joy of my salvation Psalm 5:10-12
Humility and honesty – we fool self with sense of control & sense of spirituality
Willing to acknowledge we have a need
We need to be honest with God and ask for inner healing
Honestly look at our heart; experience abundant life God gives us John 10:10
Live in His strength Philippians 4:13
What areas overwhelm you? Give them to God
Seek transformation from God!
“Lord, I don’t have time for you. I’m too busy spinning so many plates.” II Cor. 4:8
It doesn’t matter what you do, it’s whose daughter you are… Daughter of the King.