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We’re all busy, aren’t we?

Posted on 5/1/2018 by Greg Yoder

So many of us say we’re too busy, but are we? I remember my kids asking me to play games, throw a ball, or just hang out together. Often my answer was, “I’d love to, but I’m really busy.” I still have one at home, and I’ve learned from my previous mistakes. I need to make time for my daughter—shooting baskets or just hanging out. If we can’t make time for our kids, how are we going to make time for God? The reality is when we say we’re too busy, it’s a priority issue. We value work, television, and hobbies—you name it. Being busy isn’t a spiritual gift—Psalm 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God” (NIV).1  When we really know Him, skewed priorities can be corrected quickly.

1“Being Busy Is Not a Spiritual Gift” by Tammy Whitehurst, ChristianityToday.com

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission.

Suggested Reading: Psalm 46:10

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