Going to good extremes
The Apostle Paul prayed night and day and worked night and day. That is what it says. He was not slack in either area of life. Had to sleep sometime, to be sure. But he didn’t neglect the importance of communicating with the most powerful person in the universe, and he didn’t neglect his own power to make a difference in his world.
What do you think of that?
Everything in the Bible is not there, of course, as an example to be followed. And different people had different ways of going about their callings or vocations in life. At the same time, personal and human limits need to be kept in mind. We are not praying machines or working machines, etc. People need to do other things with their time as well. For example, people also need to stop, slow down, rest, and simply focus on God and God’s creation much more than they presently do.
But do you think that things might be better in your community or country if more people talked to God constantly and made good use of the time and energy they have been given? I do.
Things did not look promising at all for the early Christians when the Apostle Paul was around. It was a dangerous time. It was a very difficult time. The situation often looked bleak. But, consider how things were different because of the life that Paul and many others like him lived.
There is no doubt that this man played an important role in terms of starting a movement that has changed this world. Did he know how things would turn out? Not likely.
Here is the point: It is always a good idea to do what you can with what you have. And it is also a good idea to constantly communicate with Someone who can accomplish much, much more than you can.
Pray and work. Work and Pray. Both things require your attention today.
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