Considering all the innovations that supposedly save us time—we are a people who tend to live life at a frenzied, break-neck pace.
In This Episode, We Look At:
Culture celebrates living a busy life
We have a myriad of digital notifications constantly chiming for our attention. We have habitually check multiple e-mail accounts much too often.
We applaud multi-tasking.
We have more innovation and technology than our parents had growing up
The average American works less hours, earns significantly more (adjusted for inflation), and enjoys more leisure time than those of just two generations ago.
We are able to communicate with loved ones around the globe using a device that fits in the palm of our hand.
We vacation more frequently and fly more frequently for less money than those of two generations ago.
More patients survive heart attacks and are cured of diseases that would have killed those of two generations ago.
And yet we feel as stressed and pressed for time as those two generations ago—all while sleeping less!
The missing element in our daily lives
No innovative breakthrough is going to increase our peace.
We can earn more money and still be stressed.
We can have more time on our hands and still be stressed.
Are we coming before the throne room of our Holy God and being still?
Do we drop to our knees and acknowledge His holy presence? Or do we pray silently to ourselves while we shower, dress, eat, and drive?
Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God”
Psalm 4:4 “Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still”
Are we doing all the talking when we pray?
Solomon admonishes, “Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.” Ecc 5:2
May we encourage you to wake up earlier to have this sweet time with your Heavenly Father?
Mark 1:35 “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.”
We can trust that Jesus knows we are weak, tired, and need our sleep. Believe that He can provide the rest we need when we commit such time to Him.
One Thing You Can Do Today to Improve Your Faith and Finances:
Commit to giving a set time to the Lord. Make it a time when you will be still before Him and listen for His still small voice.
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