Saturday, February 18, 2012

Focus on God even in the busyness

I am wrapping up a busy week. A few things that have been included: I have spoken 5 times at 4 different schools, I have recruited at 2 colleges, I have attended too many meetings, I have driven for hours, and I have put all 4 of my children to bed by myself 2 different nights, attended church Wed night, played volleyball, played basketball, jogged on the treadmill, made a 280 piece puzzle, wiped a 4 yr-old's pee off the bathroom walls, did dishes, folded laundry, taught Sunday school, organized shoes in the back hall, recruited volunteers, wrote a reference, began planning a high school leadership retreat with 2 other organizations, went on a valentine's date with my beautiful wife, spoke for a 2.5 min video, etc...
I am sure that you could jot down a similar list if you took the time.
Psalm 63:1 and 3 says
"Oh God you are my God, earnestly I seek you,
My soul thirsts for you.
Because your love is better than life,
my lips glorify you."
Has this been true in my life? Have I been thirsting for God? I think the answer is yes and no. Yes, I have had a few great conversations with him early morning while driving, and yes, his word has been on my heart and my mind, but at other times, I am fully focused on myself, the problems, the challenges that I am facing. What is coming next, and what I need to do to get it done.
I need to remind myself to step back and see the big picture. My life is about him. He is my source of power, he is my source of encouragement. He is in control.
Deut 32:3-4 says:
I will proclaim the name of the Lord,
oh praise the greatness of our God
He is the rock, his works are perfect,
his ways are just,
A faithful God, who does no wrong,
upright and just is he.
So listen in as I remind myself: take time to spend reflecting on God. Don't get too busy. He alone brings fulfillment, and his way is the right way.