One reason we are so harried and hurried is that we make yesterday and tomorrow our business, when all that legitimately concerns us is today. If we really have too much to do, there are some items on the agenda which God did not put there. Let us submit the list to Him and ask Him to indicate which items we must delete. There is always time to do the will of God . If we are too busy to do that, we are too busy — Elisabeth Elliot
I have found that hurriedness and busyness are the enemy’s best kept distraction from God. And when I feast my eyes on a busy schedule (my to-do list), I find that I lose HIM in the motions of everyday, and pursuing the Lord gets lost in the robotic rhythm of monotony of the whichevers and whatevers. It’s when I cannot take a moment of gratitude in prayer or peace – because of a need to cross out the next to-do — that running too fast becomes a rain cloud on a restful moment — Relatable? I love the scripture John 14: 27 as Jesus says, “Peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives.” The loud voices of the world pressure us to keep running, achieving, performing. Yet, if you stop and listen to Gods word – theres an assurance of peace you can’t find anywhere else. Amen!
Martha was cooking up a storm in the kitchen – trying to time the meat, vegetables and bread, all to be ready at the same time. She set the table, filled the cups, folded the cloth napkins and arranged fresh flowers. As she worked, she grew increasingly frustrated and annoyed by her sister, Mary who seemed to be doing nothing at all….
“Her sister, Mary sat at the Lords feet, listening to what he taught. But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come help me.’ But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing to be concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:39-42)
Like Mary and Martha let’s not be so tempted to do FOR God that we neglect the good work of sitting WITH God. If you find yourself so overwhelmed that you cannot hear, or cannot seem to find time to meet with God. Do some heart searching. Anything that keeps you away from him is worth re-evaluating. Be near Him today! Smile, this one’s on HIM!❤ Amen! God bless.💕
Blessings and Love…😊🙏❤