for all of us who are very busy!
June 19, 2008 9:02am CST
This is worth reading for all of us who are very busy here in Mylot! hope you have time for this! have a nice day! Satan called a worldwide convention of demons. In his opening address he said, "We can't keep Christians from going to church." "We can't keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth." "We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their saviour." "Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken." "So let them go to their churches; let them have their covered dish dinners, BUT steal their time, so they don't have time to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.." "This is what I want you to do," said the devil: "Distract them from gaining hold of their Saviour and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!" "How shall we do this?" his demons shouted. "Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds," he answered. "Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow." "Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles." "Keep them from spending time with their children." "As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work!" "Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice." "Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive." To keep the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-biblical music constantly." "This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ." "Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers." "Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day." "Invade their driving moments with billboards." "Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services and false hopes.." "Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their husbands will believe that outward beauty is what's important, and they'll become dissatisfied with their wives. " "Keep the wives too tired to love their husbands at night." "Give them headaches too! " "If they don't give their husbands the love they need, they will begin to look elsewhere." "That will fragment their families quickly!" "Give them Santa Claus to distract them from teaching their children the real meaning of Christmas." "Give them an Easter bunny so they won't talk about his resurrection and power over sin and death." "Even in their recreation, let them be excessive." "Have them return from their recreation exhausted." "Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God's creation. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead." "Keep them busy, busy, busy!" "And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences." "Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from Jesus." "Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause." "It will work!" "It will work!" It was quite a plan! The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get busier and more rushed, going here and there. Having little time for their God or their families. Having no time to tell others about the power of Jesus to change lives. I guess the question is, has the devil been successful in his schemes? You be the judge!!!!! Does "BUSY" mean: B-eing U-nder S-atan's Y-oke?
20 Jun 08
All of us are very busy with work, school, families, etc. The way is to seek God every day even if you have to schedule it. First thing in the morning or relaxation time in the evening is best for me. If you seek Him everyday, your lives will be less hectic because He will show you what is most important.
• United States
20 Jun 08
I agree with you. If we do not seek God then what are we running the race for? If we don't seek him then he can not show us where he wants us to go. Then we will end up misguided and on the wrong road. But not only seeking God we have to learn to slow down and enjoy our families.
• Davao, Philippines
17 Aug 08
this is the only way that satan will win the fight, he grab us from engaging in any church service or activities by our time. we are not aware that we have so many time that we waste everyday, even saying a single prayer we can't, we forgot many things because of time pressure. how we manage our time? simple make a time table and do all things in relations with God.
20 Jun 08
We all have to be vigilant because the devil is keeping an eye to anyone. Indeed there are a hundred an one ways Satan could fool us but we have the word of God to help us know what is right and what is wrong and we also also we have to strengthen our prayer life. Meditating on the word of God and Prayers must not be neglected and must be given enough time in our lives, otherwise, we are making ourselves an easy prey to satan.