TomTom 09-22-13

I have often read Psalms 90. Part of that chapter of scriptures is as follows: “Lord your have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever, you had formed the earth and the world. From everlasting to everlasting you are God…A thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night…We have been consumed by your anger, and by your wrath we are terrified. You have set our iniquities before you…our secret sins in the light of your countenance. All our days have passed away in your wrath. We finish our years like a sigh…Who knows the power of your anger? For as the fear of you, so is your wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (90:1-12)
Thought provoking??? Our lives have become so filled with obligations that it seems we just don’t have enough time. We have become so occupied with each day’s activities that we never get caught up. We all find a way to fill our lives to the point that there is just no time left. Instead of having control of our lives…our lives seem to have control of us. Scientists tell us that nature abhors a vacuum. The same is apparently true with our lives. We find a way of filling each day with so many activities that we are scheduled for weeks in advance. Some retired folks claim that they are busier now than before they retired.
It might be good for us to take inventory of our lives and see how we spend our time. We might slow down long enough to see what we are doing with our lives. What have we allowed to creep into our lives which now seems to control us. In the parable of the sower, Jesus taught that the person who received the seed among the thorns is like a person who allows the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches to choke the word. We become so focused on our own personal agenda that we forget to focus on the Lord’s work.
Jesus said on one occasion, “I must be about my Father’s business.” Listen friends…Is God’s Business your business or do you need to refocus your personal agenda?
…Tom

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