Everyone Needs God TIme
voice of the Almighty? Today's WORSHIP QUOTE offers a challenge to our
hectic, clock-watching, often Godless schedules.
EVERYONE NEEDS GOD TIME
Because He is not temporally pushy about His agenda, God is too easy to
forget. He just waits . . . and waits. What does He think of efficient"
prayers? What happened to the "Be still and know that I am God" times?
Societies that have the accelerator to the floor are doomed to become
God-less. Speed does not yield devotion.
. . . . The clock and Christ are not close friends. Imagine what God thinks
of us now that we are so locked into schedules that we have locked ourselves
out of the Sermon on the Mount - it is hardly possible to walk a second mile
today without offending one's pocket calendar. We jump at the alarm of a
Seiko but sleep through the call of the Almighty.
- Richard M. Swenson, MARGIN: RESTORING EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, FINANCIAL, AND
TIME RESERVES TO OVERLOADED LIVES, NavPress, 1992, p. 154.
[For another stinging challenge to our clock-dominated lives, see this
scripture parody from the WORSHIP QUOTE archives. "The clock is my shepherd,
I shall not rest."]
Have a great week,
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina