“Food can fill our stomachs but never our souls.
Posessions can fill our houses but never our hearts.
Sex can fill our nights but never our hunger for love.
Children can fill our days but never our identities.
Jesus wants us to know only He can fill us and truly satisfy us.”
~ Lysa TerKeurst
While at a baseball game I watch the game and talk to the people around. At the grocery store or mall I shop. During lunch with a friend I interact with her. At worship I focus on my Lord. At the movies I watch the show. At work I focus on my job. It seems that everyone around me has their cell phone or iPad with them constantly and their focus is on that and not on the present.
What are they all looking for? Is there something missing? Is there such loneliness in the lives of those around us that there must be constant contact with someone or something?
I use my cel phone only when traveling long distances for safety issues. (I have Sync so I don’t have to take my hands of the steering wheel.) I do not text unless I am texted and often don’t check my messages until I’m annoyed by the beep. I use my lap top only for business and writing. If I’m feeling lonely my go to person is God.
In this lonely, rushing world the one verse that stands out to me is Psalm 46:10
BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD
Heavenly Father, Creator of all, Master of the Universe, You alone are worthy of my total attention. In the hustle, bustle, and rush of this world you are my Quite Place. You create the stillness that can be felt in the noise of life. Grant me the privilege of knowing the ‘Peace that passes all understanding in Christ Jesus.’ Make it so
What a beautiful, uplifting and encouraging message to the heart, thank you Marie.
If we haven’t got time for God… we haven’t got quality time!
If we haven’t got time for others, we have no real quality time either, it’s just all about us.
The reflection of our Love for God is seen in our Love for others, they go together but if we love others more than God, it will fall apart.
Christian Love Anne.
So true! Thanks! Marie
Have you written a book? Perhaps a devotional?
Thought about it. Thanks!
When you do, please let me know. You are well on your way. Your blog is wonderful…and important.