The tyranny of the urgent

Written by on December 28, 2011


Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;  love her, and she will watch over you…Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.  (Prov. 4:6,7)


  I pull out my Bible first thing in the morning. I’ve got a breakfast muffin on my lap, and I turn a page in my journal, eager for highlights of crafted prayer to form on the page.

     What do we prioritize?  Often the “tyranny of the urgent” cries out to us even as our feet hit the floor first thing in the morning. Sometimes we have get-it-done-right-away lists of errands, emails, and phone calls to complete. But when we're connected with God's Spirit, there's an urgency within us for time of intimacy with Him instead.

     The Lord waits for us. Patiently. Calmly. Gently.

     I’ve found that on days when I put time of intimacy with Him first, I don’t need to look for wisdom. Wisdom finds me. 

     What time of day do you usually have a quiet time with Christ?


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  1. Jarrod Spencer   On   December 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Quiet time? What’s that? Even with Jesus it has become practically non-existent. This fact is so unfortunate! Sad but true.

    My day begins before my feet hit the floor because I have my smartphone beside my bed, so. Before I get out of bed on most mornings, I have checked my email or text messages that have come in.

    Hoping to make 2012 quite different! Thanks for your thoughts!

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