Over the past few decades, our culture has increasingly admired the lifestyle marked by hurry, distraction, and busyness.
When’s the last time you felt bored?
I can’t remember either.
But rushing from one thing to the next isn’t good for our spiritual lives.
I have long enjoyed the quote from Thomas Brooks comparing a bee with our need to slow down and meditate (ponder) God’s Word …
“Remember that it is not a hasty reading, but serious meditation on holy and heavenly truths, that makes them prove sweet and profitable to the soul. It is not the mere touching of the flower by the bee that gathers honey, but her abiding for a time on the flower that draws out the sweet. It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most, that will prove to be the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian.“
I fear that many of us have been trapped in culture’s hamster wheel and spend little to no time “seriously meditating on holy and heavenly truths.”
May I encourage you this weekend to take a breath … slow down … and ponder the majesty and grandeur of King Jesus?
Let’s not merely rush to the next thing, the next episode, the next book, the next whatever … for as Brooks reminds us, “It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most, that will prove to be the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian.”
I want that in my life. And I want that for you too.
Know I am praying for you and cheering you unto that end,