"Too Busy for God"
Life can become a mad rush. There are so many things to accomplish, and so little time to get it all done. No wonder we are stressed out most of the time.
Add to that the notion that you had less than a week to live… what would you do then?  That’s exactly the dilemma Jesus was in as He slowly made His way toward Jerusalem. It was the Sabbath before Passover. He knew what He was headed into. He knew all the things the week to come would bring. And He knew all that needed to be accomplished before the final chapter could be written.
What do you think He did on that last Sabbath? Did He start barking orders to His disciples as He rushed to prepare for the end? Did He scurry off to the market to make His last-minute purchases? Did He engage in a frenzy of activity trying to get everything accomplished?
The answer to all of these is “NO!”
What He did was stop and worship. It was Jesus’ habit to worship on the Sabbath day. But more than this, it was what He needed before He began what would be a very busy and tumultuous week.
The reformer Martin Luther is quoted as saying, “I have so much to do today that I must spend at least three hours in prayer.”  We tend to take the opposite approach. We spend all our time trying to “DO” that we never get around to spending time with God who is our source of wisdom and strength needed to get it done.
How busy are you this week?  If you are too busy for God then maybe you’re busier than God wants you to be.  If the load you are carrying is great then it’s time to come to the One who can ease your load.  Take time to worship.

Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 (KJV)



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