14 June 2021


By John Ollis

Ministers are often much more vulnerable after a weekend of ministry, I have heard Monday called “the devil’s day” for Pastors as often they are physically and mentally and emotionally drained, that is why Monday is usually the most common day for a Pastor to take his day off.

I am reminded today of a glorious promise in Jer. 31:25

NKJV For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.”

NLT “For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing.”

AMP.N.T. For I will [fully] satisfy the weary soul, and I will replenish every languishing and sorrowful person.

MESSAGE I’ll refresh tired bodies; I’ll restore tired souls.

Jesus said to His disciples in Mark 6:31 PASSION “Come, let’s take a break and find a secluded place where you can rest a while.”

The KJV says says come apart and rest a while, someone has quipped if you don’t come apart and rest, YOU WILL COME APART.

sadly, “burn out” is too common a problem in our crazy world, and there has never been so much emphasis on looking after your mental health these days, and no doubt, the physical and emotional are very much linked to mental health.

I have used that saying a number of times WE MUST GET UNDER THE SPOUT WHERE THE GLORY COMES OUT, and ministry must so organise their world that it always includes quality alone with the Lord every day.

Jesus told his disciples to simply come aside and rest, but the reality is that even when we try and physically rest, our mind is going 100 miles and hour, Let me recommend some Holy Spirit therapy to you today.

I do believe it is the privilege of every believer to have a “prayer language” and I suggest you just sit or lay in His presence and pray in other tongues, Paul tells us in Rom. 8:26 that we just let the Holy Spirit pray through us as He knows what we need.

Paul tells us in 1 Cor. 14:4 as we pray in tongues we edify (build ourselves up).

So, as in many aspects of the Christian life we must do our part, and we we feel, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually drained, we need to COME APART AND REST and use our “prayer language” to let refreshing come, PLUS we lay hold of God’s promise in Jer. 31:25, and let Him come and satiate (satisfy) us and replenish us, and let his joy fill our hearts afresh.

I am reminded of the “NIKE” slogan today, and I want to sat to any that may feel today is not a good day, JUST DO IT, let the Lord refresh and renew you today amen.