Pinecrest Bible Training Center

John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone.

Beginning in 2008 the vision and bible school that God so graciously gave Wade Taylor beginning in 1968 came to an abrupt end, falling into the ground and dying.-

We now wait for God to raise up and bring forth His seed of promise in another, that the vision fail not.

Winter 2003
A Call to Come Apart
Grayce Bausch

“Come with Me by yourselves to a quiet place
and get some rest.” Mark 6:30 NIV.

The disciples had been sent out by Jesus to minister to others. He had given them authority over evil spirits and many were delivered and healed. When they returned to report to Jesus all they had done, so many people were coming that they did not have time to even eat.

Therefore, Jesus told them to come apart into a quiet place to rest and regain their spiritual strength. Jesus also is saying to us, “Come apart with Me.” We cannot minister except we first have been with Jesus, and even after a successful ministry, it is very important that we again come apart to be with Him to receive a fresh infusion of spiritual life and strength.

Not all are willing, even for a short time, to leave behind those who have responded to their ministry, or to walk away from the excitement of their success in ministry. These will, in time, “burn out” and then wonder what went wrong?

We often carry in our mind much extra baggage from past experiences, that we tend to get overloaded, and feel like we cannot begin today’s activities. This is when Jesus will call us to “come away with Me.” We must respond and walk away from all needs and activities. They will be there, waiting, when we return. We must leave yesterday’s successes and failures behind. We must realize the value, and the urgent need to “come apart with Jesus.”

We must go by ourselves, and not bring anyone, or anything, that could keep us from giving our undivided attention to the Lord. We must stop worrying about the situations that surround our loved ones, and leave them in God’s hands.

Jesus will lead us into a quiet place, a place that is different from our usual surroundings, where all kinds of things demand our attention, and people seek to pull us into their program, until we feel distracted or confused.

Here in this quiet place, the Lord will give us the rest that we so desperately need. He will make a way for us to place our burdens at His feet, so we can walk away free and rested.

Here, we will receive fresh vision and energy to face the problems of life, and we will discover that we will have much greater success, in a far shorter time, because we were willing to first come away with Jesus to a quiet place, and spend time with Him alone.



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