DCLM Sincere Milk 3 March 2024 — Break Time

DCLM Sincere Milk  3 March 2024 Devotional by Pastor W. F. KumuyiBreak Time

Topic: Break Time

Text: Mark 6:30-33

30And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.

31And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

32And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.

33And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him.

Key Verse: “And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while:” Mark 6:31


Break is something we are very familiar with in our schools, either the short break for snacks\play or the long break for lunch\play. Holiday time also is a period of break from every academic activity. It is very necessary to help us have a balanced and healthy life. A break is a discontinuation of an activity to get rest and vitality in order to function more effectively. As there is need for break from physical or academic activity so also in the spiritual, we must break to refuel our lamps so that we don’t burn out.

Our Lord Jesus Christ saw the need for the disciples to break off from their activities and renew their strength. After labouring in preaching, evangelizing, visiting, singing, counselling etc., there is also a need to sit down and be taught, spend time in prayers, meditate, take stock of our lives through self-examination and pattern our lives more after the Saviour. It is important to break from all worldly activities in order to seek God and be refreshed. Spend such times to pray, fast, read and study your Bible, memorize Bible verses, sing songs of praise to God, meditate on God’s word and be obedient to God’s instruction. Your life will be revived and refreshed.

Further Reading: Isaiah 40:28-31

Prayer for today: Dear Father, please give me wisdom to know when to do away with activities that can hinder me from seeking after You.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)