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The demands of leadership are many and varied. The changing needs of people around us can drain us and lessen our effectiveness. Even when the rewards match the demands, and leading is exhilarating, leadership can drain our physical, emotional and mental energy. The Christ-like servant leader finds rest in God Himself: His sovereignty, His presence, and His watchful care and protection.

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.—Psalm 4:8

Prayer: Lord, let me find my place of safety and rest in You. When rest is hard to come by and sleep is elusive, let Your Spirit turn my thoughts to You. Flood my mind with Your peace and an awareness of Your presence. Let me rest in You and allow the sleep You give to rejuvenate me so that I can awake to serve with renewed energy, a clear mind, and a willing spirit. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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