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And 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.
Note 1 at Mr 6:31: Jesus often separated Himself from others so that He could spend time with the Father. Here, Jesus called His disciples apart for rest and leisure.
Many zealous Christians have neglected the needs of their physical bodies and have therefore cut their ministries short through death or severe illness. Likewise, many have failed to take the time to be still and know God (Ps 46:10). This will also cut ministries short through non-effectiveness. One of Satan's deadliest weapons against those involved in ministry is busyness. They must balance their time ministering to others with their time being ministered to by the Father. If the devil can't stop Christians from "getting on fire" for God, then he'll try to stop them by getting them "burned out" (compare with Lu 10:38-42).