Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Busyness


"Busyness is not a spiritual gift."
From an interview with
~ Lisa Harper ~


I remember in college being reminded in our small group that we are human "beings", not human "doings". I was very busy in college - a different busy than I am now. I truly learned that my busyness was incredibly unhealthy! I was running - mostly away from my past and thus away from God - the One that could save me.

I heard this verse for the first time during a college retreat:

Psalm 46:10
10 "Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."

We practiced a day of silence - where we went off alone and meditated, prayed and wept in front of the Lord. This verse became real to me and I am often reminded of it when life seems out of control. I need to step back, be still and breath.

I pray that you may find time to be still and know God.

Cyndee



7 comments:

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Cyndee ,
That was a great post! I love this part!
"I remember in college being reminded in our small group that we are human "beings", not human "doings".

Thanks so much for sharing . Have a wonderful week.

Angel ( Angel Mama Pearls of Wisdom)

Denise said...

Really enjoyed your post, thanks for sharing.

Nancze said...

Thanks for a great post and some good insight on how our being silent is good and God blesses it. God bless.

Amydeanne said...

praying th esame prayer!

The Preacher's Wife said...

Hi Cyndee..

Thank you so much for participating in the I AM study...The next installment is tomorrow (Wed) Hope you will stop by and see me!!

Great to meet you!! :))

Lisa

Christine said...

Wonderfully said, and the perfect verse for this quote. Thanks for posting!

MiPa said...

Beautifully stated. Thank you for sharing.