Monday, September 20, 2010

Still the One

“We’re still having fun, and you’re still the one.”
Still the One, Orleans, 1976

We live in a multi-tasking world. Our cell phones are not only phones, but calendars, email servers, text messengers. Our televisions are also DVRS, with cable access and internet access and the ability to upload photographs for slide shows. It's not enough to just have a nook (e-reader), we now have to have the ipad, which does it all!

Our schedules are packed and over flowing with to-dos. I know that I personally must be over scheduled, because never have I been so happy to be forced to stay home all day today while the carpet installers come. Forced to stay home! YAY!

We fill our lives with stuff. We fill our time with stuff. We fill our homes with stuff. We're packed full with so many things, we may miss the one thing that is most important. Jesus said, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed." (Luke 10:41-42) He was and is the one thing.

Being a follower of Jesus doesn't mean adhering to a list of rules either. Jesus wants us to live a full life, an abundant life! I have a T-shirt that states "Believers have more fun!" It's true. Being a follower of Christ brings you joy!

Jesus is THE ONE. We're still having fun, He's still the One.

Musical Musings:
1. Is your schedule so busy that you often forgo devotional time with God?
2. Are you distracted by all the stuff in your life that making time for God is tough?
3. What changes can you make to focus on the ONE.

Karaoke: Lord, I admit it! I like stuff. I keep too busy, I buy too many things, and I don't make enough time for you. Forgive me! Help me remember that you are THE ONE thing that I need. Help me to make wise decisions and prioritize my life better. Thank you for being a God of hope, a God of love and a God of joy! In Jesus Name, Amen.

Rock on: Romans 13:11 -- But make sure that you don't get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God. The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed. We can't afford to waste a minute, must not squander these precious daylight hours in frivolity and indulgence, in sleeping around and dissipation, in bickering and grabbing everything in sight. Get out of bed and get dressed! Don't loiter and linger, waiting until the very last minute. Dress yourselves in Christ, and be up and about! (The Message)

Read the story of Mary & Martha in Luke 10:38-42.

Chatty Kelly


My ADHD Me said...

Thanks for spending so much time with me lately. I know September is your most hectic month. Between taking me to doctor appointments, ER's, stores, bringing me dinners, cleaning my house, keeping me company, well....well.....I might have to have this surgery done annually.
Kidding! It scares me to even joke about that!

Sue J. said...

He's still the One I want whispering in my keep me focused on His purposes and not my stuff!

We're on Chapter 1 in Revelation and talking about the question of "the time is near" and just what time is that? Why are we still here, even when we want Him to return? Because, there are still things He wants to see happen. Now, will we recognize our place in that Kingdom work?

Still the One, and I can't get enough....

[Have I told you that I like this series? Just want to make sure I keep telling you :-)]

Camille said...

I like this song and I like your post, Kelly. So true. I remember finding out how expensive those PODS were. People pay so much money for big huge boxes to keep the overflow of "stuff" they don't have room for in their house.

Thanks for the reminder to keep my priorities in order.