I had a surgery back in August that has given me some quality reflection time. I have been writing down my thoughts and a couple friends encouraged me to share my thoughts with others who may enjoy reading my reflective thoughts, so here I am. I hope those who read my writings will enjoy them
Monday, December 30, 2013
Keep Them Busy
In today's techno world it is so easy to get engrossed with things that really do not matter and lose sight of what really matters.
I found this story in one of my mothers church folders and have always liked it. It is a gentle reminder that sometimes our busyness is not necessarily the right type of busyness.
May we start 2014 keeping busy with the Lord's work.
called a worldwide convention…….In his opening address to his evil angels he
said, “We can’t keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth. We can’t even keep them from conservative
values but we can do something else. We
can keep them from forming an intimate, abiding experience in Christ. If they gain that connection with Jesus our
power over them is broken.
let them go to church, let them have their conservative lifestyles but steal
their TIME so they can’t gain that experience in Jesus Christ. This is what I want you to do angels;
Distract them from gaining hold of their Savior and maintaining that vital
connection throughout their day.”
shall we do this?” shouted the angels.
them busy in the non-essentials of life and invent unnumbered schemes to occupy
their minds.” He answered. “Tempt them
to spend, spend, spend then borrow, borrow, borrow. Convince the wives to go to work and the
husbands to work six or seven days a week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can
afford their lifestyles. Keep them from
spending time with their children; as their family fragments soon their homes
will offer no escape from the pressures of work.”
stimulate their minds so they cannot hear that still small voice whispering in
their ear. Entice them to play the radio
and music and chatter whenever they drive.
Then keep the TV, VCR and their CD’s constantly going within their
to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays music constantly. This will jam their minds and break their
union with Christ.”
their tables with magazines and newspapers.
Pound their minds with news 24 hours a day. Invade their driving moments with bumper
stickers and bill boards. Flood their
mailboxes with junk mail, sweepstakes, mail order catalogs and every kind of
newsletter and promotional offerings of free products, services and false
in their recreation let them be excessive.
Have them return from their recreation exhausted, disquieted and
unprepared for the coming week. Don’t
let them go out in nature; send them to amusement parks, sporting events,
concerts and movies instead. And when
they meet for spiritual fellowship involve them in gossip and small talk so
that they leave with troubled consciences and unsettled emotions.”