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Food for Thought (November/December 2011)

November 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Newsletter

Spring has sprung, summer is done, and fall has finally come. Time’s not merely marching onward, it’s proceeding at a run. We spend every single moment trying to fill life to the brim. Then, we wonder why God doesn’t speak. Maybe we’re just not listening to Him.

In our fast paced lifestyle, we try to fill every moment with some activity or noise, maybe thinking that it will fill the void we keep trying to cover up. We have gotten so accustomed to noise that we don’t even realize it for what it is. Meanwhile, God says, “Be still, and know that I am God.”

As we have heard so often, this is not our father’s world or our grandfather’s world. Our world is dominated by iPods, iPads, and iPhones, as we try to stay connected 24/7 by e-mail and through our social networking websites. What we need is not more downloading or texting over a 3G or 4G network, but tapping into the infinite power of communication with our I AM.

God built “down time” into every part of His creation. He wants us to realize that resting in Him is necessary for peak performance in the task to which He has called us.  On the 7th day of creation he set the example by resting and enjoying what He had created.

A time of rest is built into the smallest of seeds and the largest of trees. God even included long summer days as well as long winter nights into His universe because “for everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.” The human body needs a daily period of rest to repair itself, and the soul needs a weekly day of rest so we can focus on worshipping and communicating with our Creator.

It’s just You and me Lord, together again. I’m so glad You meet me wherever I am. High on a mountain or in the depths of despair, there’s oh so much comfort just knowing You’re there. You’re easy to love, and You’re easy to trust. Every time I fall down, Lord, You pick me up. You’ve been right here beside me through thick and through thin. Now it’s just You and me Lord, together again.

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