4.02.2012

Are you "Just Too Busy?"


My husband was preaching on prayer Wednesday night and shared this poem.  
I was so convicted because this is always, always my excuse.  
It's been on my mind a lot since then and I wanted to share it with you.

I got up early one morning 
And rushed right into the day; 
I had so much to accomplish 
That I didn't have time to pray. 
Problems just tumbled about me, 
And heavier came each task. 
"Why doesn't God help me?" I wondered. 
He answered, "You didn't ask." 
I wanted to see joy and beauty, 
But the day toiled on, grey and bleak; 
I wondered why God didn't show me. 
He said, "But you didn't seek." 
I tried to come into God's presence; 
I used all my keys at the lock. 
God gently and lovingly chided, 
"My child, you didn't knock." 
I woke up early this morning, 
And paused before entering the day; 
I had so much to accomplish 
That I had to take time to pray.
-Author Unknown-


I also love this quote:
We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power.  We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results."  -R. A. Torrey-

Prayer is the greatest resource we have, and yet I fail far too often to tap into the strength and help available to me!
Do you know what the root issue is? 
Pride. Self-reliance.
My lack of prayer says to God, "I don't need you."  
That's a scary thought.

"I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." John 15:5

Don't be too busy friends...if you haven't already, let God know how much you desperately need Him today!


4 comments:

  1. So glad you posted this! Today was one of those days for me! I'm going to stop what I'm doing right now and go read my bible and have some prayer time! Thank you so much again! God Bless you!

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  2. Thanks for the thoughtful post... it is too true for me some days! Your picture is beautiful also. What camera do you use for all of your pictures?

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  3. I needed this Laine! Might need to print this out and put it on my bathroom mirror. And you are so right, when we don't it is because of self- reliance. :(

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