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Busyness and Gluttony

Did you ever think that our busy, stressful lives could somehow be connected to the sin of gluttony?  Bob Hyatt thinks so.  If you’re too busy in your life, I encourage you to thoughtfully consider his post and examine the reasons why you might be so busy.

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  1. Andrew Ford
    January 28, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I think as we cultivate the soil of mission at GLBC, that we need to address this significant problem of busyness. We are so busy that we do not have time to do Kingdom things that touch lives.

  2. Star McCaffrey
    March 2, 2009 at 11:20 am

    I think Americans view busyness as a badge of honor. I read a book back in 1988 called Little House on the Freeway help fo the hurried home by Gary Smalley. It is outdated but the concept is still true. Christian families look just like non-christian families when it comes to busyness. So much so that people don’t ask us anymore why we are different, why we are so content to just BE not do. Larry and I lived both ways at different times in our lives, and I can tell you we did more for God’s Kingdom when we got off the freeway of the American life. We focused more on people, in turn they saw something different in us and wanted it, and that something was Christ. Now they didn’t always make that change because they were not willing to stop and change. But it gave us peace and joy from Christ, that kept shining through us. It allowed Christ to use us and it was the most joyfull time in our lives. But alot like everything we allowed that parasite of busyness and feeling good about ourselves creep back in. Boy after awhile all that joy and peace and contentment was gone, and we were right back where we started, wondering why we weren’t being used by God and why we were not at peace. But God didn’t let us go and he even spared us some big consequences this time, and brought us back to slowing down and spending time with him so we might be used by him again and be asked the question why are you so content in just being and not doing. Praise be to God.

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