Is doing more the answer?
After feeling completely overwhelmed by the sheer number of activities, events, and drives going on on our school campus, I wrote a letter today to our staff and administrators asking this question. This frenzied pace of life has become a habit....for all of us.
"For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful" 2 Peter 1:8
Oswald Chambers put is so well when he wrote: "When we begin to form a habit we are conscious of it. The right thing to do with habits is to lose them in the life of the Lord, until every habit is so practiced that there is no habit at all....Your god may be your little Christian habit, the habit of prayer at stated times, or the habit of Bible reading. Watch how the Father will upset those times if you begin to worship your habit instead of what the habit symbolizes - I can't do that just now, I am praying; it is my hour with God. No, it is your hour with your habit. There is a quality lacking in us." i.e. goodness, knowledge, self-control, brotherly kindess.
Chambers goes on to say: " Love means that there is no habit visible...and by practice you do the thing unconsciously. "
Jesus was at home with God everywhere. If we could let God enter into our circumstances and invade our lives, we gain Him, and life becomes the simple life of a child.
"It is not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing that matters. "