Devotional Journey--Day 11

It's so typical that this is the entry for today. A day - if you must know - that has already been filled with "tasks" - one of which happens to be to write an entry for our shared devotional journey. (If you're just joining us, click here to download the FREE devotional booklet.)

In fact, in the 20 minutes after I sat down at my desk, I was cranking: I responded to five emails, confirmed a speaking date, revised a schedule for this blog, and written notes for a new book proposal. Once I checked those off my little to-do widget on the side of my screen, I headed to the devotional (I'm a day ahead of you guys so I can have this up in the morning. I probably wouldn't beat a lot of you out of bed otherwise!). It took no further than the title to convict me.

Of course, God. It's THIS one today?.. You see, in the past month or so, God's been working on me big time to slow down, to "x" things off my huge lists, and frankly, to trust him more. But like Susan who writes about her bent toward "productivity," I tend to equate getting a lot done quickly with a day well spent. I pride myself on my ability to multi-task, and I am efficient to a fault. It's good for business, but not always for my soul.

So I'm going to change that a bit right now. I'm going back to Luke 10: 38-42 and quiet my soul a bit with it. At least, I'm really going to try. And I want to see what God has to say to me and try not to view it as a task. But it's not easy with so many other things lurking on that to-do widget.

How about you all? Anything convict you today?

January 15, 2009 at 4:16 AM

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