Several years ago I had an opportunity to chart how I was using my time. Throughout the day, I would record what I did in 15-minute increments. At the end of the 2-week period, I totaled up all the time spent on various projects and areas of ministry.
It was an interesting process. It led to an even more interesting discovery. I found I was doing a lot, but accomplishing little. Have you ever felt that way? You’re working hard, constantly going, but not sure you’re getting anything accomplished? You certainly feel “busy”, but to what end?
This feeling is often magnified during the Christmas season. We have a lot to do already, but now there’s also additional work to get ready for Christmas. There’s cleaning, baking, shopping, special events and parties, and so much more.
It’s easy to lose sight of our relationship with God in all the busyness. I know I have a harder time focusing on worshiping God when I’m busy. Maybe it’s time to change that?
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
God has called you to a life of worship. Gathering weekly with God’s people is a part of that, but it’s just the start. He wants your entire life. But how do you live a life of simple worship? How do you do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God?
It starts with slowing down. Strip away the distractions that compete with your attention. Build some room into your schedule so you aren’t hurried and busy all the time. Create space in your day to sit quietly with God in prayer. Meditate on His Word. Slow down.
Then you are free to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.