Word Of The Month

“Busyness is the enemy of spirituality. It is essentially laziness... It is filling our time with our own actions instead of paying attention to God’s action. It is taking charge”  - Eugene Peterson

 

“Busy”, “No time”, “Stressed”  are common expressions. The title of a Business Insider report dated 26 March 2019 says, “A whopping 92% of working Singaporeans are stressed – and women are prioritising families over themselves, study finds.” We find ourselves exhausted at the end of the day. Some are near burnout. Others can’t cope and have given up trying.

 

I like us to take the cue from Jesus words to Martha in Luke 10:41-42 NKJV, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part*, which will not be taken away from her.” (*Mary sat and listened to Jesus.)

 

November and December are the usual time for holidays. It’s time to take a break. It is  also  the season of celebration.  I encourage you to give time to yourself. Don’t be caught by the demands/expectations of others.  Jo Saxton asks, “If your body could talk to you, what would it want to say?” (GLS 2019)

 

Learn to care for yourself - your body, your soul and your spirit. Slow down. Take time to rest. Take time to read. Take time to meditate. Take time to pray.

 

Isaiah 40:31 promises, “They who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.” May you be refreshed.

 

- Bob Lum

 

 

 

 

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