The Pause That Refreshes


James 4:13-15
New Living Translation (NLT)

13 Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” 14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. 15 What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”

Bewitched, Bewildered, and Agile

We are so very agile
As we’re heading out our door
We communicate as we travel
With the latest gadgets from the store

We’ve got cell phones and laptops
And Apple Cardiios to check our heart
While the GPS is quickly plotting
Our every move from where we start

We can check on mom and pop
As we’re heading into work
And be sure that our investments
Did not tank and go berserk

We can plan to go to lunch
With a friend we haven’t seen
Oh! And does the dentist have an opening
For a cleaning in between

How’s the weather for this evening
Will it interfere with the plan
Can we load our stuff in the pickup
Or will we need the big sedan

But most days we seem so busy
In our agile lifestyle sort of way
That the one thing we should be doing
Gets put off for another day

When God above will meet us
And hear our plaintive cry
We often hit the hold button
And tell Him to leave a reply

I guess we think He understands
We have so much to do
Perhaps He needs a mobile app
To get through to me and you

©2018 by William Pierce


We live our lives as if in a whirlwind; help us to slow down and listen, to meet with You early in the day and late in the evening. Let us not put You off as though You were a genie in a bottle, assigned to grant our wishes. You are God and there is no other. You are our only hope. Be with us always. Thank You!

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