Green Pastures | Living in Him Alone


“Time is a monster that can’t be reasoned with. It responds like a snail to our impatience, then it races like a gazelle when you cannot catch your breath.” -Simon Birch

Time. 1140 minutes in a day, 7 days in a week, and 52 weeks in a year. You can’t bargain or barter for far more. That is all you get.

Life is busy and it never ever appears to quit. Responsibilities, function, college, parenting, cleaning, preparing, operating errands, working out, consuming, sleeping, going to church, volunteering. The list could run infinitely longer and longer. I know for a reality you know what a busy life feels like and appears like. The quote from Simon Birch above explains how time functions completely and he does it elegantly even.

It is a game.

When we are in a season of waiting, time lurks about gradually, but then in an immediate anything races by us and we can’t appear to hold it collectively. In the brief seventeen years of my life, I could not recall feeling as although time passes at a moderate speed as a brown bear moves along via the forest. Time passes in a single of two methods: snail speed or gazelle speed. To additional show how time is a important component of our lives, I will say that time totally guidelines anything we do time has maximum handle more than us in contrast to any other issue. Some individuals would argue that time is even far more valued than funds an NBC poll says that 81% of Americans confirm that they have to have far more quiet in their lives, time away from stressful schedules and agendas. Time is a game of frequently adding points into our schedules, but with just about every selection we make, there’s chance expense. (I’ll thank my economics teacher later for teaching me this idea). The idea of chance expense defined basically is what you give up to participate in some thing else with just about every activity and duty, you add into your schedule, some thing else demands to be reduce or sacrificed. We are not super humans capable of pushing ourselves beyond maximum capacity to participate in anything we wish or are asked to do. Some points just are not going to make it into our each day schedules and priorities.

So, what are your each day priorities? What are the points that make it onto your schedule just about every single day, without having fail?

How we decide on to commit our time each day is important, for the reason that you do not get the time you commit reimbursed back to you in a time stipend.

So, on your list of each day priorities, exactly where does God sit on the list?

Is He vital in your each day life?

Do you set aside time with Him and focused for Him?

It is ironic to me how we typically reduce time with the a single who designed time so that we have far more time.

God promises us that you reap what we sow, that if you seek Him with your entire heart, He will pursue you and give you the desires of your heart. He promises to reveal if we commit the time listening.

The complete point of this post not to hound you, yelling “are you spending time with God each day? Ooooo… you are not? You are a sinner! God does not appreciate you” form deal. My point is to show you how beneficial your time is. I want you to analyze how you are spending your time, for the reason that the minutes in these days is time you will never ever get back.


I want you to see that in life we have to have quiet if you extended to hear the path God desires us to move on or for Him to reveal some thing to you. It is tough to anticipate the voice of God to be heard amongst so significantly noise and scheduling in your life. Providing up some of the noise in your life, even for just 5 minutes, can lead to far more dependency on God’s strength, and significantly less dependency on your strength. 5 minutes a day is all it requires 5 minutes of surrendering the noise, the preparing, and the scheduling to spend interest to the Creator of the Universe.

When we do this, He promises peace. He promises to lead us to green meadows. He promises that if we surrender our hectic lives to Him and uncover quiet, He will give us the ultimate rest. Psalm 23 is a single of my all-time favorites, for the reason that it illustrates this guarantee completely.

It reads,

The Lord is my shepherd I have all that I have to have. He lets me rest in green meadows he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along suitable paths, bringing honor to His name.

Psalms 23:1-three (NLT)

When you listen to God and uncover quiet in your busy schedule, God speaks to you. Shut out all the distractions and noise. Concentrate on His voice and who He definitely is. Your time right here is restricted and just about every selection you make, has a expense.

This week, I challenge you to analyze how you are spending your time.

What gets most of your interest?

Is there some thing you have to have to mute in your life so that you may perhaps concentrate on God?

What is maintaining you from muting that issue and based on God’s strength?

Really reflect on how you happen to be spending your time and if you really feel as although modifications have to have to be produced, make them.

Start to rely on God’s strength and not your personal, for the reason that quickly you will be roaming via green pastures of peace and fulfillment.


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