We can be too busy for our own good.

When our children were small I decided early on that I didn’t want to be so busy doing the Lord’s work outside the home, that I failed to do His work on the inside of the house, namely training our children. Daniel Haynes post “I’m too busy” spurred my thoughts. Imagine telling the Lord on the day of judgment:

“Lord, I would have gone to visit others, but I was so busy with my job until I didn’t feel like doing anything else when I came home.”
“Lord, I would have taught my neighbor, but I was afraid she might ask me a question I couldn’t answer.”
“Lord, I would have studied your word, but I was so busy doing other things for you until I just didn’t have time.”
“Lord, I would have gone to worship on Sunday, but that was the only day I had to rest and do what I wanted to do.”
“Lord, I would have gone regularly, but Lord sometimes we had company and I just couldn’t leave them at home after they had driven so far to come to see us.”
“Lord, I would have had a devotional in our home, but I just didn’t feel comfortable doing it with the children.”
“Lord, I would have helped them out down at the church but you know there are hypocrites in that church and I just didn’t want to go worship with them. If they’d just cleaned out the church…..”
“Lord, I felt like I could just worship at home as good as going down there and being with all those people. I never did like to be in crowds of people.”
“Lord, I didn’t have clothes nice enough to wear to church.”

We can be too busy for our own good.

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