Monday, November 16, 2009

Quiescent - my word of the day

My pastor Tom preached on the addictive nature of sin yesterday. I don't really consider myself addicted to anything but his words still hit home somehow.

Addictions fill the void where God should be. It can be anything you try to use to create heaven here on earth...anything you use to supplant your suffering. Tom said addicts are only comfortable when fully occupied or incredibly dull. There's no room for meditation or contemplation on God if you're really busy and likewise if you're zoned out in front of the television. Where's the room for introspection?

As someone who values introspection, I am going to consider yesterday's message a wake-up call. Yes, I have work, school, family issues, surgery, and friends to keep up with, but I need to make room for reflection. I need to make more room for God.

Isaiah 30:15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it."