Thursday, January 17, 2013

Stressed, rushed, and maxed out?

It's when you are stressed, rushed, and pushed to the max, you need to stop and take a moment of time and just breathe! Jesus did just that when he was stressed, He always got away by Himself and prayed. A great picture of this is The Garden of Gethsemane as He faced the Cross! He took with Him Peter, James, and John also and asked them to pray. (Matthew 26: 36-46).

In verse 37 it says, And He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. Facing the cross of Calvary for us He was stressed, to say the least, and needed time to fellowship with the Father He needed time to just breathe.

 The Bible says, He left heaven for us and came to earth to be with us in the flesh and experience what we do in life yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:14-16).  Jesus put Himself in a weakened state to share in our experiences but he did not sin doing that! What He did was show us what to do when we get in those situations, not to over react and do things we regret.

As He stopped to talk to the Father, so we need to stop take time to talk to our Father in heaven to get a better perspective on our lives. We need to take time and breathe in those times we feel we have no time! We need to take stress, being rushed, and being maxed out to the throne room of God. We need to stop and catch our breath. (Hebrews 4:16).

If Jesus, being fully God, became fully man for us, John 1:1-14, Who took time to stop and just breath? Who are we being mere humans think we can do any different? We need to follow the best example given when we are stressed, rushed, and maxed out we need to come to Jesus just stop and Breathe!