Get Away with Me

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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer

Perspective is key.

With a change in perspective, we often see a difficult situation differently.

Viewing something from another angle may show us that things aren’t as bad as we thought.

We may recognize a pending answer and not just an overwhelming problem.

We may hear more clearly, especially if we can get away from the clamor.

Jesus said it best:

“Come to me if you’re tired and overwhelmed.”

Eugene H. Peterson paraphrased Jesus’ words in The Message:

“Get away with me.”

This paraphrase is one of my favorites. If you’ve not read it before, please view this verse today with an open heart. But regardless of the Bible version you prefer, let the words of Jesus from Matthew 11:28 sink down into you and permeate your soul.

“Are you tired? Worn out?
Burned out on religion?
Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.
I’ll show you how to take a real rest.
Walk with me
and work with me—
watch how I do it.
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.
I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.
Keep company with me and you’ll
learn to live freely and lightly.”
Matthew 11:28

Whether it’s a camping trip, a quick weekend, an early-morning quiet time, or a few stolen minutes sitting on the bathroom floor behind a locked door—get away with Him. Pour out your heart. Listen to His comfort. Take hold of His peace. You’ll come away strengthened and refreshed.


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ALT="An Unexpected Redemption book cover"     She wrapped her arms around herself to keep from breaking apart and tipped her head back, standing soul-naked in the night.
     “Oh, God.” Her voice squeezed up and floated out to the countless stars. “Oh, God, help me. I’ve deceived others and myself as well.”
     A light breeze brushed against her, and with it came the aroma of someone’s supper—evidence of home and family and togetherness. All the things she longed for that seemed as far from her reach as the sparkling Dipper.
     Slowly, another essence whispered through the cupola. Nearly unnoticeable at first, it grew with soothing warmth, washing over her bare soul, her past mistakes.
     Come, Thou fount
     Not her mother’s voice this time, but her own—small and thin and bleeding. “Oh, to grace how great a debtor, daily I’m constrained to be.”
     The words came with new meaning, not just words to a song, but words for her life. Unexpected and full of peace. ~An Unexpected Redemption

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6 thoughts on “Get Away with Me

  1. Phylis

    Amen…so good…thanks Davalynn.

    1. Thank you, Phylis. Blessings to you.

  2. Francess Levi

    A very wonderful reminder, Davalynn. God bless you!

    1. davalynn

      Thank you, Francess. Thanks for reading.

  3. Nancy S Crowley

    Yes Francess……those beginning things we all learn when we come to Christ in sincerity and seeking Him and His Will, His Plan for each of us.
    We grow and move forward into a deeper relationship when we Stop now and then to go back to our beginnings with The Lord. He is SO ‘FAITHFULL’ as we learn to be Faithful to Him and others as He carries us thru life.

    1. davalynn

      Amen, Nancy – He is faithful indeed. In our many beginnings through life, in our continuations, and in our endings … that lead to more beginnings.


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