DAY 159I've got a lot to do today. That's why I wanted to hurry through and post today's readings for you. Thank God it only took me 2 verses to remember to slow down. Of course, I didn't remember on my own.
These proverbs have a way of speaking to us. As busy as most of us think we are, we would do well to read, reread, contemplate and pray about Proverbs 19:2: "...and one who move too hurriedly misses the way."
That's God's way of things. We think of we hurry up we'll get more done. How's that working for you? I can't tell you how many times I hear from people about how busy they are, but they're still behind. That's not a fulfilling way to live. There's wisdom in slowing down. Don't rush to the next activity. Enjoy the one that's before you.
We tease one of our children because sometimes, as he's eating breakfast, he asks, "What's for lunch?" We think about lunch (or our nap) when we're in worship. We think about business meetings when we're at lunch with our family. We think about other things, other people when we have the blessing of friends right before us.
Slow down and be fully present.
Proverbs 19-21 & Psalm 4