Be Still (part 2 of 3)
Last week we began a discussion on the effects of the busyness of life, and its impact on our spiritual lives. I ended with an observation about those who have filled their lives so full, that they leave little or no time for God. This condition expresses itself as a struggle to show up for worship on Sunday morning. I concluded last week with the question, “is the structure of their week, cultivating in them, a disconnect that manifests itself on Sunday mornings?” I am convinced the answer is a resounding YES. It’s quite a daunting challenge to exclude God from our lives all week and then attempt to “shoehorn” him in on Sundays. That is not how God designed a life in Christ to be lived. The minute we pick up the shoehorn with thoughts of God, its’ a sign our lives are out of balance and off track. So what do we do. We can’t create more time for God, because 24 hours is all that we get, so we need to seek more “value” in our day. This requires us to be more particular “HOW” we spend our time, not if we have enough of it, (everybody only gets 24hrs regardless what they do to get more) but how we fill it. So, the question begs to be asked, what would God tell us to do to solve this problem, if asked? I’m convinced he would tell us to “slow down” and “Be Still.” One of the wise characteristics of the Blessed man in Psalm 1 is that he “meditates day and night on the word of God. No shoehorning of God for him, because God never leaves his thoughts, his heart, his speech, or his actions. Perhaps we get so caught up on trying to come to church, that we lose sight that we have been told “We ARE” the church.
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