We live among people who glorify busyness…they have made time a bully that controls their lives. Even those who know Christ as their savior march to the drum of this world…Boom, Boom, Boom! We buy into the illusion that more is better…more meetings, more time at church, more activity. I often emphasize the importance of seeing clearly…seeing everything from a Godly perspective…that is the first and keystone ingredient to having the mind of Christ. Part of Satan’s strategy is to get the merry-go-round to spin faster and faster, making it hard to get off…and I just get dizzier. It’s impossible to see straight if I am dizzy. How did Jesus deal with time and the push to do more? Amazing how many times He went away and prayed, had alone time, devotional time, just chilled with God, His father. Hearing Lazarus was sick, Jesus didn’t rush…He waited 2 days to leave.
Today, put the world with it’s non-stop demands on hold. Spend some time alone with your Lord. Shut off your radio in your commute, mute the TV for commercials, read the Bible instead of the paper…talk and listen to God. Most people put God on hold, rationalizing that someday they will find time to focus on Him. But the longer we push Him into the background of our lives, just like any file, the harder it is to find Him. Click here to share with the stepping stone community your struggles and successes in finding time to be with God.
I know now that you have called me to follow You on a solitary path. I know that making time alone with You must be my highest priority…and my deepest joy. I know Your pathway is largely unappreciated and even despised by some. However, when I spend time with you, I know Lord, that I have chosen the better thing, which will never be taken from me. I want to walk closely with You Lord, and as we walk, I pray that You will bless others through me. I pray in Jesus’ steadying name, and all God’s children said, – Amen!
The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me.”
Song of Songs 2:13
…but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.
So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was.