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How was your weekend?
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This week has been dry…
When I say dry, I don’t mean boring but I’ve been so busy that my spiritual life seems dry.
In fact, not spending regular time with God for a day tells on my spirit almost immediately.
This probably happens to you too- and it comes mostly as a result of being ‘too busy’.
What’s funny about this is that we prayed for these things o.
We prayed to get married and now we’re too busy for the one who blessed us with a spouse.
We prayed for children and now we can’t find time to settle and talk with the one who gave them to us.
We prayed for jobs, but now we expect God to ‘understand’ that the job is time-consuming.
I’ve heard a message that relates to our Word today and the Preacher titled it ‘When your Miracle becomes a problem.’ (Paraphrased) It becomes a problem when your miracle starts taking you away from your Miracle worker.
I started my internship last week and after my shallow ‘Thank you God for waking me up this morning’, I’m always running out – and praying not to be late.
And After work, all I want to do is eat and sleep. Sigh.
I’m hoping you can relate at the point, because I’m being truthful.
I woke this morning and something awesome happened. As I lay on the bed, a film began to play in my head. The story of Mary and Martha…
I was Martha, doing the ‘needful’, but ignoring the IMPORTANT.
As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s 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 and 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 worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Luke 10:38-42 NLT
How do we find time for God in our busy schedules?
How do we spend quality time with Him when we feel like we don’t even have enough time.
I think the answer lies in the fact that He gave us these jobs (replace as appropriate) in the first place.
All these gifts can never match the worth of the giver.
The devil is happy that our spiritual lives are down the hill, but it will take extra effort to pull back.
Either you fight against your flesh to wake earlier or you leave work early to run to Him…which ever suits you.
Just don’t ever be too busy for God.
We need to remember that the whole world is basically calling on Him at the same time. And He’s never been too busy to answer our individual prayers.
The truth is, you’d know when you’ve been away from God for a while. Your spirit will tell. But being busy isn’t an excuse to ignore your maker.
Martha was running around, preparing what Jesus will eat, but ignored the fact that she has to first EAT from Jesus.
Mary was at His feet, learning and loving up on Him.
Martha was busy.
To end today, I’d share the words of a plan on my YouVersion Bible by Rick Warren titled HEARING THE VOICE OF GOD. I knew the words were for me immediately I read the introduction.
“Are Your Circuits Too Busy?
You can’t hear God if your mind is crowded with other thoughts or concerns — particularly worries, plans, and activities. If you’re always listening to the radio or the TV, when God calls you, the circuits are going to be busy. You’ve got to eliminate the distractions.
Jesus says in Luke 8:7, “Some other seeds fell where thornbushes grew up and choked the plants” (CEV).
The kind of soil with weeds in it was actually planted with crops and begins to grow. But as it grows, weeds grow up around it, and the weeds begin to choke out the life of the vegetable or the plant, so it never bears fruit.
Here’s what Jesus says is the meaning of Luke 8:7: “The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature” (Luke 8:14 NIV).
There are three things that choke out hearing God:
Worry. Worries are weeds. When you’re so busy with the problems and pressures of daily living, it makes it harder to hear God.
Riches. You can be so busy trying to pay your bills, so busy trying to get out of debt, so busy trying to make more, and so busy making a living that you don’t make a life.
Pleasure. There’s nothing wrong with pleasure. But God said that when you’re so busy pursuing fun, you miss him and his plans for your life.
You don’t have to cultivate weeds. They grow automatically, don’t they? In fact, weeds are a sign of neglect. If you see weeds in your yard or garden, it means you’re not tending your yard or garden. The weeds in your spiritual life are a sign that you’re neglecting time with God.
When all the circuits are busy, you need to get quiet.
Thanks for reading. I hope you’ve been blessed one way or the other by today’s post.
Please, share with a friend who needs this.
Do have a fantastic week ahead.
Remember that you shouldn’t be idle, but you shouldn’t be too busy for God either.
Spend time with Him and get refreshed.