Swenson on God Time

Do you have time in your life for God? Is there enough quiet to hear the voice of the Almighty? Today's Worship Quote offers a challenge to our hectic, clock-watching, often Godless schedules.

Because He is not temporally pushy about His agenda, God is too easy to forget. He just waits... and waits. What does He think of "efficient" prayers? What happened to the "Be still and know that I am God" times? Societies that have the accelerator to the floor are doomed to become God-less. Speed does not yield devotion... The clock and Christ are not close friends. Imagine what God thinks of us now that we are so locked into schedules that we have locked ourselves out of the Sermon on the Mount - it is hardly possible to walk a second mile today without offending one's pocket calendar. We jump at the alarm of a Seiko but sleep through the call of the Almighty.

- Richard M. Swenson, Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives, NavPress, 1992, 154.

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