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What Does Your "Busyometer" Read?


"And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Acts 2:42 (KJV)

What does your Busyometer Read?

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Life can get very busy and the speed at which we function can quickly accelerate to one where we feel we have completely lost control.  We need to slam on the brakes!  How do we stop the proverbial hamster wheel and come up for air?

Recognize the Posted Speed Limit.  We must recognize the speed to which we have been called.  And yes, there are times in our lives when the speed seems incredibly fast and we cannot slow down; the truth is, some seasons in life are like that.  However, there are other times in our lives when we must eliminate those activities that were not put upon us by God, but rather our own doing for myriad reasons.



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Adjust Your Speed.  Once we realize who we are and what God is calling us to do, we are then required to adjust our speed.  Look at what the multitudes did upon hearing Peter speak: 1) they gave their lives to Christ AND 2) they continued steadfastly in doctrine, fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and prayersThey continued in this manner after the day of salvation.  They realized their need for time in the Word, fellowship with other believers, (including meals together as was the custom when a new community was formed in the name of Jesus, and for prayer. (Burge, Hill, Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary, Baker Publishing Group:Grand Rapids, MI, 2012).

Current Rate of Speed.  What is your current rate of speed and what are you doing at that speed?  Have you set apart time for fellowship, doctrine, the "breaking of bread" and prayer?  If this is a season in life where you have no choice and cannot slow down, trust the Lord, by His grace, to bring you through to the other side.  But, if you find yourself with some flexibility, are you choosing the "good part which shall not be taken away" from you?


Read: Luke 10:38-42


Our speed has a direct impact on our refreshment and growth in Christ.





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