It was Labor Day, and I was spending too much time on the computer, according to my wife. My wife was worried. I guess I was busy.
Vance Havner wrote, “This is a day when we are so busy doing everything that we have no time to be anything. Even religiously we are so occupied with activities that we have no time to know God.” He also said, “It is part of Satan’s program to make our faith complicated and involved. Now and then, we need a rediscovery of the simplicity that is in Christ and in our faith in Him.”
A. W. Tozer said in Of God and Men, “We work at a fever pitch… We walk faster, drive faster, earn more, spend more and run higher blood pressure than any other people in the world. In only one field of human interest are were slow and apathetic: that is the field of personal religion. There for some strange reason our enthusiasm lags.”
Franklin Graham wrote, “We often become mentally and spiritually barren because we’re so busy.”
Grady Nutt, the preacher who was also a regular on Hee Haw, said, “Often our lives are strangled by things that don’t ultimately matter.”
James Dobson suggested, “Prescription for a happier and healthy life: resolve to slow down your pace; learn to say no gracefully; resist the temptation to chase after more pleasure, more hobbies, and more social entanglements.
In My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers wrote, “We must continually remind ourselves of the purpose of life. We are not destined to happiness, nor to health, but to holiness. Today we have far too many desires and interests, and our lives are being consumed and wasted by them. Many of them may be right, noble, and good, and may later be fulfilled, but in the meantime God must cause their importance to us to decrease. The only thing that truly matters is whether a person will accept the God who will make him holy. At all costs, a person must have a right relationship with God.”
Maybe they are right. I am going to step away from the computer for a little while. After all, Martin Luther said, “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”