Wednesday, November 5, 2014


What we value in life is reflected by how we live each day.  

It’s not by what we say we value, let’s be honest, it’s by how we live – what we spend our moments in life doing day in and day out.

I love this phrase by Francis Chan in his book Crazy Love - If one person “wastes” away his day by spending time connecting with God, and the other person believes he is too busy or has better things to do than worship the Creator and Sustainer, who is the crazy one? 

Our culture even in our Christian circles is so “busy”. I know that at times I feel so busy I feel as if I am in a sleepy fog.  Someone may ask me how was my weekend, and it was so full of things it can sometimes feel like trying to remember a dream.  I find myself telling people how busy I am, and it’s “busy” doing good things.  And I often hear others talk about how busy they are as well.  And we all understand it because that’s just the way things are…but should it be?

Do you think that really is what the Deceiver wants for us? To just go with what we see around us, what we feel, what we perceive is normal for our culture.  Day by day to just be living, but not really to be ALIVE, not being able to DO what we are really here to DO.  Not to move where God desires us to move, not to act on the things HE desires us to act upon, not to love intentionally those God calls us to love, and all because we have filled our lives with “good things”. 

How do we know we are doing what HE desires of us without first communing with our Father to ask of Him to guide our daily moments?

The Deceiver’s greatest scheme is not for us to commit some great sin, but perhaps to have us waste time.  Really…what are you doing with your moments, your time, your one life?

Mark 4:18, 19 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word, but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word making it unfruitful.

 Is your body awake and your mind busy, but your soul asleep? 

Awaken my dear brothers and sisters!
Our Father is calling us out of our slumber.
His love is bursting forth as the brilliant light of the sun dawning.
Rising in gloriousness, silently urging our attention.
Turn your heads towards Him, Let your faces be warmed by His touch.

 Sit up!  Do not lay down any longer in your bed of complacentness.
Throw back the weighted blanket of your own making,
Filled with camouflaged materialism, and misguided comfort.
Do you not feel your body getting stiff from inactivity?
Your mind turning to lethargic apathy?

Look!  Look outside, the trees are dancing, colors are colliding.
Listen!  His whisper is heard in the gentle wind, “Wake Up, My Dear One!”
Come!  Come alive, come play and worship with sweet abandon,
We were made for this day, Now!  Not later.
Live in His kingdom, right now.  Awaken your soul.

  Luke 22:46  Why are you sleeping? He asked them.  “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”

 Father,  It is amazing that You desire time with us!  You designed us to need You and created each of us for a special purpose.  Forgive us for getting caught up in the things of this world, and allowing our culture to mold our time wasting habits, filling our lives with the things we think You desire for us to be doing without quietly listening to You, spending time hearing Your voice telling us how You love us, and designed us for a unique purpose for Your kingdom.  Wake us up Lord, so we won’t be doing our good things, but so that through us You will do great things.  May we use our moments for You, to You be the glory! 
Jesus, Our Savior

- Sue Parrott

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