Slow down

We live in a “hurry up and get it” society. We’re trained to want it our way, when we want it, and to get as  much of it as we want. But what are we in such a rush to do? Are we afraid that we are going to run out of time? The only thing we need to hurry and do is hurry up and be about the work that God has called us to do. We get so caught up in the activities of day to day life that we don’t slow down and communicate with God. We don’t pray in the natural or in tongues. We don’t fast and we don’t fellowship with other believers. We don’t read our Bibles and we don’t listen to Christian music and good Bible teaching on television. We get our food from drive throughs or microwaves. We eat on the run. We eat quick grits and minute rice. We give our poulty, beef and swine drugs to make them grow faster and bigger so we can slaughter them quicker and make a bigger buck quicker. We spray our fruits and veggies with chemicals so we can sell them out of season and so they won’t spoil as fast. We grow seedless watermelon and grapes so we don’t have to take the time to get the seeds out. It’s on to the next meeting or project. We have to have appliances that run faster and faster. I saw a stove on television that will boil water in 90 seconds. We have to have phones and internet that go faster and faster. Out with the 3G and 4G; where is my 5G phone? We have to get from 0 to 60 faster and faster. The newer sports car will be quicker and have more power than the older models. Society is all about moving and moving fast to next great idea. Psalm 46:10 teaches us to be still and know that He is God. Part of our knowing that He is God is us taking the time to “be still”. Being still is what allows you to shift your focus to God. When your focus shifts to God it’s not so easy to get distracted. See the posts on distractions. Focusing on God means submission to God and according to James 4:7 you should submit yourself to God, then resist the devil and he will flee from you. You can’t resist the devil if you don’t submit to God. You can ‘t submit to God unless you get still and seek His presence and His direction. Be still. Let go and let God. Shift your focus.  Put some still time in your day. Put God first and watch all other activities fall into place, and notice that you really will have time for all that you need and want to do.

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