Monday, November 29, 2010

"Busyness" Root Cause of Spiritual Problems?

Thanksgiving... another year has passed. Christmas... quickly approaching us.

LIFE... Where does the time go? Well, there could be many answers for that question.
If we're being honest, only God knows.

Though, I wonder how many times we've spent in solitude with our Savior particularly
during this holiday season? Even on a daily basis...

Obviously, I can't answer for everyone, however, my concern is that "we" humans
tend to be "creatures of habit"so to speak and can so easily get caught up in the hustle
n' bustle of life, holidays, our children, our businesses, and yes, even ministries of the church!

We could "blame it on" the traditions of man that we've grown up with through the years,
creating our own symbolic rituals or simply because we've become a part of the world system,
dare I say!

I don't think it would be cross of me to suggest that these behaviors can easily become
a dangerous lifestyle and create a meaningless thought-life to emotional numbness,
spiritual blindness and physical brokenness.

The definition of busyness is best described as: 
"the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity"

Are you too busy right now??

Have you pushed others aside to fulfill your own selfish needs or desires?

Have you become so accustomed to living life for "you" OR the world system that
relationships and building relationships are just no longer an option or maybe 
you just don't care anymore? Jesus longs for a relationship with you and patiently
waits for you to come to Him. Let's not take Him for granted, you never know when
you'll take your last breath!

If you can honestly answer YES to these questions... I'd like to challenge you with this
scripture as a reminder of what the Lord has to say about our busyness:

"Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)

Your life is worth the time because God loves you!

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