I read something recently that kinda stopped me in my tracks and it was this:
JESUS DOESN’T PARTICIPATE IN THE RAT RACE.”
So is our Savior more interested in our being rather than our doing? You may be one who serves and serves your life away only to find there is a limit to your energy and an attitude of resentment wondering why others aren’t doing as you are.
How do we escape this rat race that gets faster and faster every day? We have a rat race of information too! We are overwhelmed by it! So what can we do about it? We should follow JESUS’ model. What did HE do when the crowds were pressing in…….
LUKE 5: 16 “BUT JESUS OFTEN WITHDREW TO THE WILDERNESS FOR PRAYER.”
The news about JESUS was spreading and large crowds gathered to hear HIM and to be healed. We can be sure that JESUS felt humanity pressing in on HIM, but what did HE do? HE withdrew!
Our JESUS moved away from the crowds because HE desired the quiet where HE could pray to HIS Father. JESUS is found in the quiet.
HE will be found by you too in the quiet. HE is not in the noise, not in the rat race. Yes, there in the quiet place is the only place we can hear HIM.
I have to wonder that in all of our rushing we just might miss our GOD. If we are rushed, we are preoccupied and when we are preoccupied our minds are not where they should be.
Any quiet is hard to find these days with busy cities, highways and byways. Jobs take most of our time and family too. My only answer here is that you must fight for quiet! Don’t let the world steal your time with GOD. And most of all, don’t let the world define what your quiet time should be!
WE NEED TO MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO FIND THAT QUIET REST NO MATTER WHAT SEASON OF LIFE WE ARE CURRENTLY IN.
ZEPHANIAH 3:17: “THE LORD YOUR GOD IS IN YOUR MIDST, A MIGHTY ONE WHO WILL SAVE; HE WILL REJOICE OVER YOU WITH GLADNESS; HE WILL QUIET YOU BY HIS LOVE…….”
HE will quiet you………by HIS love.
There can be a quiet Sunday rest for us. Sunday’s are not what they used to be. But we have the ability to change what we are doing on and around Sunday. Let me challenge you…….don’t pick up any technology this Easter Sunday. Glorify GOD in the quiet! Don’t fall into the rat race of technology!
HEBREWS 4: 10 “FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS ENTERED HIS REST HAS RESTED FROM HIS OWN WORKS, JUST AS GOD DID FROM HIS.”
IF JESUS FOUND the quiet…….shouldn’t we?
Figure out a way today to exit the rat race because the faster you move, the more you are likely to miss GOD speaking to you in HIS still small voice. Start today, change your schedule. Say no to that next thing pressing in on you.
HEBREWS 4: 11 “LET US THEREFORE STRIVE TO ENTER THAT REST, SO THAT NO ONE MAY FALL BY THE SAME SORT OF DISOBEDIENCE.”
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