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Moving Shadows, Busy Nothings, and a God Who Wants Us to Stop (FFTJ #54)
May 15, 2015 Daniella Whyte

Today's Scripture Reading is from Psalm 39:6 (NLT): "We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it."

God has given us so much time. Time to know Him, to love Him, to serve Him, and to worship Him. Time to know others, to love others, to serve others, and to give to others. But how often we fill this divine time with busyness. Busyness is the common thread that runs throughout all of humanity. And sadly, in all of our hurrying, we rarely get anywhere.

Someone once asked writer and professor, Mark Buchanan, what was his biggest regret in life. He thought for a moment and said, "Being in a hurry".

"Being in a hurry," he said. "Getting to the next thing without fully entering the thing in front of me. I cannot think of a single advantage I've ever gained from being in a hurry. But a thousand broken and missed things, tens of thousands, lie in the wake of all that rushing."

"Through all that haste," he said, "I thought I was making up time. It turns out I was throwing it away."


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