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Word for the day “The priority of Being”

29 Jul

Genesis 2:7 (NIV) Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

I wonder did you know filling our lives with activity and busyness puts us in dangerous territory. Aside from making us emotionally frazzled and physically exhausted, it’s also threatening to make us both intellectually and spiritually deficient. Often we think busy makes us more productive, but busy can be a sedative to a false sense of security.

I am not suggesting you live a passive life or corny life. Nor am I suggesting there’s a dichotomy between being and doing. But I am suggesting there’s a priority to our life. Why?

– Doing often creates and perpetuates the myth that we are in control; being acknowledges that God’s in control.
– Doing often commits us to safety; being acknowledges that the Christian life is one of faith-and that means one of risk.
– Doing often engenders spiritual pride; being produces humility.
– Doing often is about correcting behavioral patterns; being is about spiritual renewal through knowing God.
– Doing often is about reactionary response; being is about thoughtfully, prayerfully, and intentionally bringing what the Bible teaches to bear upon every aspect of our life.

Point to ponder- What are you “being” as you live your life doing?

Kingdom Blessings,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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Posted by on July 29, 2015 in Daily Inspiration

 

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