the past few weeks have been non-stop BUSY.
plenty of 'good things', mind you:
bibles studies to be done & books to be read
discipleship groups coordinated & Uganda trip preparations made
check marks on to-do lists & frantic alarm reminders...
but with that pace of life
often comes stress:
health worries & money worries & too much to do
but not enough time
maybe i just have less stamina than the average person?
but all this busyness wears me OUT
i find that so much busyness
(even when it's really 'worthy' stuff)
can be a bad thing...
when it's robbing me from time to BE WITH JESUS
it's a trap that's so easy to fall into:
doing for Jesus
being with Jesus
Luke 10:38-42 has been a passage i've returned to countless times
where Jesus reminds 1 the 2 sisters
not to get caught up in all the busyness
not to be so "distracted by all the preparations"
He tells her this,
in all these worthy deeds
(hospitality for Jesus, after all!)
don't neglect the most imporant thing, the "better part" ~
being with Him
sitting at His feet
it can be a tricky thing to balance,
because there's value in both:
service for Christ & time with Christ
one must precede the other
one fuels the other
still trying to figure all that out:
how to order my life in such a way
where time with Jesus
is not something i squeeze in
but the main thing
that comes before anything else