Devotions based on an article by Diana Murphy
Time!! Do we ever have enough hours in a day? Do we somehow think we can keep up with our frenzied lifestyle indefinitely? What do we do when everything we want to accomplish consumes our time to the point of exhaustion?
Jesus came to give life and give it abundantly. He was very busy but He made stops along the way to heal the sick to raise the dead etc but He also withdrew to pray.
Is withdrawing from our busyness and taking time to pray the way to get more done? Yes! If we thought of our schedule as our service to Him and that every deed can become worship, our attitude can change from “I have to do this” to “I am using my gifts to serve others.” We can then rejoice in what we did get done not what didn’t get done. Our focus changes from doing things to being God’s servant. Even while we do things we can saturate our day with prayer. We can pray for our family as we serve them. God has placed us in the world at this particular time to serve Him.
May we not live our lives so wrapped up in our schedules that we miss the sunsets, the rainbows, the embrace of family etc. We all have 24 hours every day. Will someone be more aware of God’s work in the world because of us? Let us frame our calendar with eternal values?