Stop

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I decided to take a walk this morning. It’s beautiful outside. It’s around 60 degrees. The sun is shining and there is a gentle breeze that makes it a little cooler. Everything is fresh and green…I love Spring. As I was walking I began to think of how busy I am. Life seems to pick up speed with each passing day…it continues to get fuller and busier. Is this a good thing?

I realized that there will always be the challenge of “slowing life down”…=). Busyness will always be there. The real question and point of concern is busy with WHAT and with WHOM. Busyness can rob me of precious time that I could be spending with a loved one…or more importantly, the Lord. Busyness can rob you of seeing the everyday beauty of life. Hence the old saying “Stop and smell the flowers.” =)
Busyness is something I am constantly involved with…LOL. But I have to ask myself is it something that is needful. Martha was a wonderful person I am sure, but she missed the needful thing that Mary recognized was so important (Luke 10).
These are just thoughts that I had this morning. I hope they encourage you. Don’t be too busy to stop and see God in the little things around you.

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory:
no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.”
~ Psalm 84:11-12~

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  1. Hi Chad,

    This post was really encouraging, it was a great reminder… we can get so caught up in life that we forget to live it- if that makes any sense:)

    I recently read something on another blog that likened the pace of life to brakes in a vehicle.

    If you don't change the brakes in a vehicle and aren't careful and aware of how worn out they are- you won't be able to stop when danger arrives because they are already stretched to their limit.

    Our brakes have to be changed and we have to keep an eye on them to make sure they don't wear out. Sometimes we don't need the brakes as we follow in His will, but other times we need to heed the stoplights He's placed in our way:)

    Thanks again!
    God Bless!
    Cassie

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