When we overschedule ourselves in the belief that we can do everything, we stop being human and try to become godlike — not only impossible but also incredibly arrogant. Most of us are living at a pace that is not only unsustainable; it’s also unbiblical.
Note: You have enough time to do everything God wants you to do.
But some people in the world are so rich, they have two cars! Some of these people even have a house for their cars! It’s called a garage, and it’s like a little house to protect their cars from the elements! You know what else they do? These rich people, they get in their cars, and they drive past twenty or more food places — they call them restaurants — and they’re so rich that they pay other people to make their food and serve it to them! That’s how rich they are. “Some of these rich people eat so much food in so many restaurants that they get fat but keep eating more and more....
Note: Pretty funny but oh too true.
The current of normalcy will pull you away from God at every opportunity if you let it. When we allow ourselves to go with the flow, literally, then we’re moving away from the solid rock of God’s presence in our lives. Oh, he’s still there — right where he’s always been and always will be. We’re the ones riding the waves in pursuit of other destinations, whether we deliberately chart a course for other locales or, more likely, just allow ourselves to float away to wherever the tide takes us.
Note: Very true...
May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace. May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, and starvation, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy. And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot...
Note: Amen.