I have a friend who likes to say she’s “crazy-busy.” You have to hear her say it… “I’m Crrrr-A-zy busy!” 🙂
I can totally relate. It seems like certain seasons of our lives are busy… and some are CRAZY busy.
Like when we have a bunch of small children…
…or we’re caring for elderly parents.
(and lots of times in between, right?)
I think God intends us to have seasons of crazy busyness. How do I know this? Well, take a peek at 1 Timothy 5:13-16:
“[Younger widows can] get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things they ought not to. So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander… If any woman who is a believer has widows in her family, she should help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need.”
Just think — when you’re “crazy busy,” you’re too busy to get into trouble as a “gossip and busybody,” and when you’re busy caring for your loved ones, you’re not giving the enemy an opportunity to make God look bad! Your crazy-busyness is a chance to minister for God (to say nothing of how you’re ministering to your loved ones, too).
Okay, so how do you have time to read your Bible? Well, God’s Word says it’s a good thing to post Scripture verses all over your walls. Decorate your home with the Bible, then think about it… meditating on it, like a cow chews her cud, bringing it up again and again in your mind.
And another idea? God says one day out of seven belongs to Him. Is there a way you can rearrange your schedule to take a sabbath each week, so you can spend a little extra time in the Word on that day? This idea might take a little longer to implement, but it’s SOOOO good for you, in more ways than one. (Why wouldn’t it be? It was God’s idea for us… LOL!)
Okay, gotta go. Have you had a chance to hang Psalm 1 in your home somewhere? Keep “chewing the cud” on those verses… they’re great!
Until Lesson 4…