In today's times we are always busy. busy busy busy. Yet God doesn't call us to be busy, but to be fruitful. Matt 12: 33"If you grow a healthy tree, you'll pick healthy fruit. If you grow a diseased tree, you'll pick worm-eaten fruit. The fruit tells you about the tree. So, I have been challenged to spend my time wisely and energize myself to be as fruitful as possible. Little things like choosing to listen to Christian spirit filled music rather than listening to mainstream music. I do occasionally listen to mainstream, but I would say 95% of the time I fill my heart and my soul with music that gives life. Sometimes I find myself in the middle of the night waking up and certain lyrics are echoing in my mind. Lyrics that gives peace.
I also love to listen to teachings while I work in the day. It's such a productive time to spend time. What are you reading? I had to ask myself that over and over... is it giving me life? Is it helping me to "grow up"? Or is it mindless and just steals time? I will maybe one day write how God -ever so gently- dealt with my reading habits a few years ago.
To be just busy sucks the life and peace out of us. To be fruitful gives back into our hearts making us ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses inner strength into us. And the wonderful promise: John 15: 16"You didn't choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won't spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you.
Peace to you. everyday of your life.