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Monday, September 8, 2014

Cranky is not a Fruit

 Peace comes from an immovable trust that God is in control. This enables the Christian to live above his/her circumstances. When someone is not at peace it typically is displayed in crankiness. Usually it is because we feel pressed for time because we have so many things that “need” to be done. Martha was freaking out because she felt she needed to get dinner on the table but her focus should have been on Jesus first like her sister Mary."Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things,  but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." - Luke 10:41-42
Do you have a time set apart each day to be with the Lord? Have you ever skipped your quiet time because the “to do list” for the day was so big? How is your disposition on those days, cranky?
Spending more time with God on those busy days will give you the strength, wisdom and time to accomplish your tasks. Martin Luther was quoted as saying,  “I have so much to do, that I cannot get on without three hours a day of praying.” 
Even Jesus who was faced with a busy day of healing went away to spend time with the Father: Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses.  But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.- Luke 5:15-16

Trust God who should be in control of your time and He will give you the time necessary to fulfill your purpose. Amen?