2/27/2008

Important Thoughts #8...

A couple of days ago, as I sat in my La-Z-Boy, I glanced down at my sidetable/bookshelf and saw my copy of Blue Like Jazz. I hadn't picked it up in a while, so I decided to revisit with a book that had been so impacting to me two years ago.

I opened it up to the second chapter, and was greeted with this highlighted phrase...

“I believe that the greatest trick of the devil is not to get us into some sort of evil but rather have us wasting time…If he can sink a man’s heart into habit, he will prevent his heart from engaging God”

This has been ringing loudly in my head for two days now. I feel like I've developed some pretty unhealthy routines lately. And, after reading this, I can't help but wonder if I've been using this waiting period in my life to continue cultivating who I am becoming in God or if I've let it go to waste.

Perhaps there's less waiting involved than I thought...

1 comment:

Terrace Crawford said...

Wow, there is some goodness right there.