Italian Job Sequel. A fast pace of life makes it hard to concentrate, think and develop a meaningful relationship with Jesus.

Posted: April 22, 2013 in busyness, Culture, Lifestyle
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Italian Job

Italian Job (Photo credit: kenjonbro)

If you saw the movie you know how wicked fast those mini’s raced through the crowded streets to escape with enough gold to open a few thousand bank accounts. There was no time to think or focus on the beach you would be laying down on later and how you would roast some shrimp and lobster with a friend.

Recently, I had an opportunity to be involved in the sequel to the original movie. Racing through traffic with 4 other vehicles, dodging dogs, cars, horses and a few people while not stopping for any red lights or glancing in a side mirror for about 20 minutes did not allow me the opportunity to think about a quiet time with Jesus. Survival was the only thought.

While that experience was out of the ordinary, our pace of life can often mimic it. And there is no real justification for the breakneck pace we become trapped in on an almost daily basis. There is an exit from this pace of life but most miss it.

Knowing the point of why God left us on this planet and consistently focusing on it will keep us from the destructive lifestyle of busyness. Mark 3:14 reveals that Jesus wants us to be with him and John 15:7 adds that he wants us to stretch out on the couch with him and enjoy the relationship with him he intended. This is not a new Apple product, it has been around a while. Just think about Hosea 6:6-“I’m after love that lasts, not more religion. I want you to know God, not go to more prayer meetings.” The Message.

What one thing will you do this week to slow your pace of life in order to spend more quality time with Jesus?

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