Exhaustion, burnout, tiredness, even breakdown... sadly, such conditions
are all too common these days, not least among those involved in some
kind of Christian ministry, whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.
In striving to do our utmost for God, we can easily forget that there
were many times when Jesus himself was willing to rest, to do nothing
except wait for the Spirit's prompting, so that he demonstrated the
vital principle of 'working from a place of rest'.
Drawing on extensive experience of training and mentoring across the
world, Tony Horsfall reflects on the story of Jesus and the Samaritan
woman to draw out practical guidance for sustainable Christian life and
work. As he writes: 'Come and sit by the well for a while.
Take some time out to reflect on how you are living and working. Watch
Jesus and see how he does it. Listen to what the Spirit may be saying to
you deep within, at the centre of your being; and maybe, just maybe, God
will give you some insights that will change your life and sustain your
ministry over the long haul.'
Publisher Bible Fellowship