When you ask someone, “How are you?” – and you take time to listen to the answer – do you ever talk to anybody who says, “Good; nothing much going on around here”? Probably not. In fact, we tend to think an answer like that belies a certain laziness in the person about whose health we’ve inquired. The culture has told us it’s good to be busy.
But at what cost do we find ourselves being busy?
This week’s message, “Scheduling Margin”, is based on three simple verses from Ephesians 5.15-17: “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is” (NIV).
Part of being careful how you live involves, sometimes, saying ‘no’ to good things in order to say ‘yes’ to the best things. Remember that the next time you pull out your smartphone!
You can listen to the message here. It concludes with a prayer. If any part of that prayer resonated with you, email me (jeff<at>stpaulsnobleton<dot>ca) and tell me about it. I’d love to pray for you!