Charged

“Come to me all who are weary, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Rushing, bustling through the season, I grabbed my coffee to jazz me up as I dialed up the volume of my radio. The DJ’s announcement was so unbelievable, I stopped in my tracks. Apparently, an Internet hoax has been circulating.  Unfortunately, quite a few people have actually believed it.

If you need your cell phone charged in a hurry- microwave it.

Hmmm. We all think we have precious little time.  We are all looking for that quick solution.  We want to believe there’s a faster way than sitting the phone on the charger and leaving it there for an hour.

But, microwaving it just won’t do the trick.

It will cook your phone, and who knows what it will do to your microwave!

Do we ever do that with our faith?

Now there is so much to do:  The presents to buy, then wrap.  The food to purchase, then prepare.

The party to plan, then host.

The service to schedule, then attend.

The list goes on and on.  Things will quiet down in January, we console ourselves.

But then if your January is anything like mine, that quiet will explode into a fantastic frenzy about five days in.

Are you looking for that ‘quick fix’ to faith?  Are you trying to microwave your relationship with God?  You want charged, but you don’t want to take the time to get plugged in to His word. To be still, and know He is God.

December is often a busy month for Christians.  But then, so will be January.

And February.

And March.

You get the picture. Each season has its own schedule, but they all seem to keep the same pace: frantically frenzied.  If we wait to slow down before we spend time with God,  the Enemy will just keep us busy.  We must be intentional in our pursuit of Him, just as He is with us.

Christmas is not just celebrating the birth of Jesus, Son of God.  It is also celebrating God’s love for humanity collectively, and for each human personally.  It is recognizing the why of Jesus’ birth.

God loves us so much that He sent His perfect, sinless Son, to pay the ultimate price for us: humans who do not often see our need for a Savior.  He did not wait until we realized it, He authored the plan before sin entered the world.  He loves us that much.

If He loves us that much, we really ought to get intentional about our relationship with Him.  Spend more time with Him.  Stop trying to “microwave” our faith.

Reflections:

  1.       What triggers me to ‘put God off until tomorrow?’
  2.       In the midst of all my preparations, is my heart preparing to listen to God?
  3.       Do I ever tell myself, “I’ll get more spiritual when I have more time?” How has that worked out?

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, how easily I can place You on hold, indefinitely. Please help me to be intentional today, and everyday, about making time for You. Thank You for pursuing me with and endless, boundless love.  Thank You for the birth and death of Jesus. It’s only through Him that I can approach You. Amen.

Please watch Downhere’s video “How Many Kings”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9HodA8jUCk[/embed]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! As always, I am so happy to hear from you, the reader.  If you have any questions or would like to explore Christianity further, please ask.  You may either reply to this post, or feel free to use my email indicated in the contact section.  Anything sent through email will not appear on this site. Thanks for reading! Please return by Monday, January 5, for the next post.

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