Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Recharge. Revive. Renew. Arghhh.
They say idleness is the devil's workshop.
Who came up with this? Probably the same person who said a penny saved is a penny earned. (No, it's not. It's an annoying piece of change that does me no good when I'm in desperate need of a Diet Coke from the vending machine.)
Anyway, does anyone feel as crazy busy as I do? The first few weeks of school are always nuts. And I have more to do than I actually have time for. And to top that off, the new fall shows will be starting! How can I get all my stuff done AND watch Gilmore Girls? (What is up with Luke and Lorelai? I mean, seriously.) I am a wee bit stressed. And a giant zit has taken residence on my face to prove it. (Nothing like running to Wal-Mart at 10:30 at night just to get some Clearasil.)
So, no, idleness is not currently the devil's workshop. In my life, the bad dude thrives on my busyness. And he doesn't have a workshop. He has a whole factory. And all because of a lack of idleness. A lack of stillness. I'm too busy!!
I need some TV time. I need some workout time (ew). And I have got to touch up these roots. But most importantly, I need to slow down and reconnect with God. Plug in. Recharge.
Do you find that when you're way too busy, your quiet time suffers? Does your relationship with God begin to decay like stale old Cheetos? (Which are still edible, by the way.)
Yesterday was the official "Talk Like a Pirate Day." (I hope everyone participated. I know I did. I look for any chance to use the word booty or dubloons.) I am declaring today the "Hey, Stop Being So Busy and Hang Out With God Day." We could make this a national phenomenon. Sure, there's no apparent reason to say booty (though I'll probably find a reason to anyway), but I think we'll find value all the same.
Let us know how your week is going. Tell us how you are spending your time recharging your spiritual batteries. Arrrrgh!
Jennifer B. Jones
"Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."