Idols have always stood in the way of our relationship with God. Prophet Haggai told Israel they were too busy for God, they had left God’s temple in ruins, doing other things resulting in lack and dissatisfaction. When they repented threw off this Idol of Busyness, obeyed God, rebuilt His temple and invited Him to live with them, God promised to be with them.
Busyness is one of the greatest idols people worship in their daily routine, not just cars or homes. It blocks Intimacy with God fellowship with family and friends and brings lack and dissatisfaction: “All our busy rushing ends in nothing” Psalms 39:6
Johannes Facius international speaker with recognized intercessory ministry wrote a book “God can do it without me” The title itself can spell the peril of being too busy for God. We can be too busy for God with many commitments on our calendars. but we will have to answer God what kept us busy [as stewards of time] on earth. 2 Corinthians 5:10
Is your temple in ruins? – What have you done with this idol of busyness? Have you crowded God out of your life? Is your busy schedule more important? How’s your relationship with God and His people?
What is the Outcome?
Without God you will not be satisfied. Without ‘believers fellowship’ you are alone. Have you planted much, harvested little?”
Have you discovered the Missing Link?
Spending quality time with God in the Word and Prayer. When Israel threw off that ‘Idol of Busyness’ and rebuilt His temple, the Lord dwelled with them. Similarly, your personal temple needs rebuilding that is rebuilding your relationship with God. How?
Cast away that idol of busyness; spend time with God in Word and prayer; Fellowship with God’s people daily; Walk in holiness. Matthew 6: 33
“We must work the works of Him Who sent Me and be Busy with His Business while it is daylight John 9:4.” When the Lord is our shepherd we will not lack Psalms 23:1
Let us pray – Father I cast away this idol of busyness. Help me spend time with You in the Word and in prayer, to fellowship with Your people, walk in holiness and do the works You have assigned me to do. In Jesus Name!