Thursday, August 27, 2009

One Thing Only

There is a certain flaw that is so prevalent in our society that I don't quite know what to call it. For lack of a better term, I am going to call it the spirit of rushing. This spirit is constantly pushing us to: DO MORE! DO MORE! It leaves us frazzled and overwhelmed. It keeps our minds on little things and off the important thing - Our God. It gives us stomache aches and headaches. We feel stressed.

When we feel this inner pressure, we have no peace. This in itself is a sign from the Lord to back off. The Lord can do his best work in us when we are quiet; quiet on the inside as well as the outside. Yes, most of us have to work and we have many responsibilities. I am not talking about our daily duties. Years ago people also had these duties and yet this spirit of rushing was almost non-existant. The cure for this is to let go and let God. Simplify. Many things in are lives are unnecessary and only add to our inner burden. The Lord does't wish this for us. If we put God first, other things will fall into place. I am going to end this with a familiar Bible quote that says it all:

Dependence on God
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat [or drink], or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more important than they? Can any of you add a single moment to your life-span?" Mt 6:25-27

"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil." Mt : 33-34


  1. Mary you are a kindred spirit! BTW, it was a feral cat that ate the bird, we don't have any pets!

  2. We have 2 dogs and wouldn't you know it -
    my daughter is a major cat lover.

  3. A certain visionary that I follow from Ireland says that when we feel rushed we are not in God's will. God's will is steady and when we all of a sudden are aware of feelings rushed that we need to stop what we are doing and look to Jesus and when the calm returns then to continue with what we are doing. It takes practice but I found my day goes much better. Does not mean suffering will not be there but we can still have peace within us in turmoil around us.

  4. Yes, I believe this,too. May God's peace be with us all!

  5. I couldn't have said it better myself. Blessings!

  6. Good post. That is why I do the meme - Sabbath Moments. Helps me to remember to slow down and rest in God.

  7. Colleen,
    I saw this on your site. I thought it was a beautiful thing to do.

  8. What a beautiful reminder that less is more, its time to rest needing only God's love and guidance.
    Mary you are a beautiful lady.....:-) Hugs