Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
July 12, 2016 GET BUSY
Many of us stay busy all day. So busy that we are tired at the end of the day. However, looking back some of us don't really see a lot we have accomplished. We may have been busy but not doing what we should have been doing. We may have been busy doing things unimportant to God. We may have been busy occupying our time but not producing good deeds as God calls us to do. When we have faith in God, we need to follow through with good works. Otherwise our busyness is useless and our tiredness is all for nothing.
James 2:17 "So you see, faith by itself isn't enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless." (NLT)
Dear Lord, everyone seems to be busy. Or so we say. We are too busy to help others. We are too busy to volunteer in a group effort. We are too busy to go to church. We know we all can keep busy. But we need to ask ourselves are we busy for ourselves, the world or You? Remind us today as we go through our busy lives, to get busy for You. We have faith in You, Lord. Help us put our faith to good works by getting busy for You. In Jesus' name. Amen.
We shouldn't let the agenda others have planned for us consume us so much we stay too busy to worship God.
If we aren't careful we will find ourselves too busy to do the things God created us to do.
Working for a living is good for us all; however, staying too busy in our work and leaving God out of our life is wrong.
Where does all our busyness get us if we don't spend time helping others and making a difference?
Rushing and staying busy gets us nowhere but exhausted unless we are doing the will of God.
Psalm 39:6a "We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing." (NLT)
Focus: We can stay busy doing things for us, for others or for God. The choice is ours.