Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
Ask Pastor Emily any day of the week how she is doing. Her answer?
And, she truly is. I've never know anyone more energetic, enthusiastic about, and committed to her calling in life. If there's a pot to stir for the better, you can bet Emily's spoon is in it!
Hers is a busyness born of goals set, intentions focused, and promises kept. While it might appear as though Emily is juggling too many balls at once, in reality, her life is one of carefully balanced priorities.
How many of us can say that?
While keeping busy may suggest a life full of meaning and purpose, are we simply fooling ourselves?
Are we too busy to sit down, take a deep breath, and reflect upon the imbalances in our lives?
Have you recently told someone, your spouse, a co-worker, your child, "I'd love to, but I just don't have the time"?
During this contemplative season of Lent, do yourself, your family, and your friends, a big favor.
Analyze your busyness.
Rethink your priorities.
Set reasonable goals.
Remembering all the while the busy, busy life of Jesus.
Jam-packed with healings and teachings and feedings and traveling.
And, raising from the dead.
Yet, He always took time, made time, to converse with His Father in heaven.
To pray . . .
That His busyness was to ever be about the business of God.
What are you missing in your busy life?
Will you pray with me?
Help us, Father, to take the time to look at our busy lives and see where we are out of balance, unfocused, or neglectful of others. Lead us to a place where we can find peace and serenity in all of life's demands. May we never be too busy to pray. Amen.
Psalms 119:49-72 or 49 (53)
1 Corinthians 2:1-13
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