Monday, August 01, 2011

Dump and Run

I haven't been home very much over the last few weeks. My grandmother (who lives with us) has been in and out of the hospital and two of my three children have been in a theater production that just closed last night.

When I woke up this morning (if you can call it that - I'm vertical but most definitely would not describe myself as "awake") I realized that my house has become the victim of the dump and run.

You know; you walk in the door, drop everything and go to bed because you have to get up early to do it all again. So the clutter has amassed, and I found myself just staring at it all this morning, not having the energy to tackle it.

If we're not very careful, it's the way we can treat God sometimes. You know, hurry in and hurry out because we have ten other things to do. But we can't afford to dump and run with God because it is in the lingering, the pausing, the quiet, where we are restored and refreshed to do the work He has put before us. So today, even if you have a million other things to do - resist the urge to run in and run out in your time with Him.

"Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees." Corrie ten Boom


Sarah Anne Sumpolec is the author of the teen fiction series, Becoming Beka, and you can find out more about her at her website.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing that Sarah. I am in my last week of my freshman summer semester of college, and I have a lot on my plate. I don't want to "dump and run" in my time with God.Thanks for the reminder :)

Betsy St. Amant said...

So timely!

Sarah Anne Sumpolec said...

Thanks!! And glad the reminder is helpful:-)

Sierra said...

This is a great post, I find myself doing that sometimes.I really want to do the other.And I believe I'm getting there :)
Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

Emii said...

This is great and so true. And I love quotes -- this one is no exception. Quiet time with God doesn't waste time; it prepares you for the rest of the day...we need it.

Missy Buckingham said...

Thanks for the great reminder!