Sharpening the Saw
The old story of the logger who spent most of his time sharpening his saw reminds us that in order to do our best, we have to be our best. Sadly, our culture’s hyper-addiction to doing keeps most of us too tired and distracted to do our best.
Take prayer for instance. Most Christ followers would tell you that prayer is the most important thing in a disciple’s life. Yet, most of us do not prioritize prayer in our lives. We have too much to do. We’ll get back to Jesus when we can. We’re sure He’ll understand. Just let us get this one last thing done…
And we know what happens... We never get back to prayer. As a result, our lives lose their focus, energy and their meaning. Instead of seeing prayer as doing nothing, we need to understand that prayer is where the MOST important stuff gets done – alignment, depth, focus – that allows us to live our lives in the most effective and kingdom impactful ways. How much time do we waste doing things that aren’t the things Jesus wanted us to be doing in the first place?
Prayer is the time that makes all of the time valuable and meaningful. If you skip prayer time, don’t be surprised if nothing else works like it’s supposed to…
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