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Too Busy for God?

As the summer approaches I often find myself thinking of the endless summers of my youth. It was as though time stood still and God gave me three never ending months to swim, play, and explore. Now I feel like God is giving me just three short months to cram in an endless amount of work and activity. Adulthood, what a shock! I am nearly 47 years old and I’m still surprised when I think it’s still June and we are only days away from August. I’m just too busy.

Being too busy is wearisome and can cause every event to seem like an ordeal and the one thing that always seems to be forgotten is that when you are too busy, you are too busy for God. Life is not meant to be like that. David wrote: "My life is no longer than the width of my hand. An entire lifetime is just a moment to You; human existence is but a breath. We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth for someone else to spend. And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in You." (Psalm 39:5-7 NLT) David recognized that his life on earth would be woefully brief, and that apart from God it would be meaningless. If you are like me and there doesn’t seem to be enough time, make some room for God and He will bring you peace and a full life with purpose. In Him we find rest.

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Who Are You In This Story?

I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference at which Gayle Haggard was speaking.  I was interested in what she would share so attended her session...I even sat on the front row.  What I heard astounded me.  Gayle is the wife of pastor Ted Haggard who was also president of the National Association of Evangelicals.  She shared that late one evening she was alone with her own thoughts for the first time since her husband's scandal had hit the media.  While lying there alone in the dark, she sensed the Lord asking her this question, "Who are you going to be in this story?" 

She determined from that time to be a true and loving wife even in the midst of this scandal.  She decided to refuse to listen to the Enemy's taunts and, instead, bathe her mind with the truth of God's Word.  She chose God's way.  Let me ask you, regardless the difficulty you are facing today, "Who are you going to be in that story?" 

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