He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul.—Psalm 23:2-3a
As far as we can tell, earth still spins at exactly the same speed as when King David wrote Psalm 23 and when Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled.” But it surely seems to have sped up for most of us. Instead of long walks into town, we jump in our cars and fight the traffic. Instead of slow cruises across the Atlantic, we take flights of six jet-lagged hours. Rather than going to bed at sunset, we work into the night and deprive ourselves of sleep.
It’s better to be busy than bored; but being too busy to pray is a clear indication our schedule is no longer under the Holy Spirit’s control. Jesus interspersed periods of intense activity with seasons of withdrawal, carefully guarding His spiritual and emotional well-being.
If you’re rushed at prayer, something’s wrong. Stop a moment, figure out how you can again enjoy your necessary daily time with the Lord, and let Him restore your soul. Beware the barrenness of busyness.
Most of us are far too busy for our own spiritual good.–Copied