Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Too Busy for God?

I enjoy the Women of Faith Blogs , the blogs are written by all the great women you see on the 'front porch' at Women of Faith events. Each blog throws out a question for general response, you can respond directly in the blog of origin or in your own blog. A great idea to encourage a feeling of community among believers across the globe.

The current blog asks "How do you practice fixing your eyes on Jesus?", utilizing this verse from Hebrews 12:
  ...let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.....
 Honestly, some days walking the walk is more difficult than others. It is so easy to take our focus off of God and keep the lens solely focus on ourselves, our busy lives, our needs and  our wants. When we become focused on ourselves we are more like toddlers than grown-ups with mine-mine-mine and me-me me! When we are living only focused on ourselves we are feeding into our selfish, sinful nature and giving the enemy more elbow room to stand between us and God.

Life is so busy and we have so many things that distract us. It is increasingly difficult to get away from the demands of the day due to the "convenience" of  modern technology.  Many years ago one of our Pastors gave a sermon about busyness that has stayed with me.  He called being busy as "Being Under Satan's Yoke".  If you have so many things going that you can't find time in your day for quiet time with God or time in your week to fellowship at church, Satan has you right where he wants you. How can you possibly keep your eyes on Jesus when they are traveling everywhere so fast that they only stop to sleep?

We all lead highly scheduled lives. Schedule some time to spend with God. Turn off everything else and focus on Him - even if it is only a few minutes a day. It will be well worth it.

"Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10)

In His Peace -

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