Thursday, March 27, 2008

Cluttered Minds

Cluttered People
Feeling way to busy? Is your mind, body and soul tired? Here are some good thoughts I came across from Charles Swindoll:

Uncluttering Our Minds. 5 sources of mind-clutter common to the 21st century. (1). Most of us say yes to far too many things. (2). Most of us do not plan time for leisure and rejuvenation. (3). Most of us rarely experience the joy of accomplishment. (4). Most people living in wealthy countries owe more than they can hope to repay. (5). Most of us fool ourselves into thinking that with our modern technology, we have simplified our lives.

Clutter as the enemy of simplicity. Too much clutter in your minds leaves insufficient room for devotion to Christ.

Maintaining an uncluttered private life. (1). Do you spend adequate time with God. In order to do this you have to make one tiny yet powerful word as a regular part of your vocabulary. The word is no. (2). Have you become a cluttered person within?

Maintaining an uncluttered public life. (1). Are good things keeping you about God's best? (2). Are too many material possessions draining your energy and leaving you exhausted? (3). Are activities outside your home stealing time from those within the home?

Silence and Solitude: Slowing our pace. May not the inadequacy of much of our spiritual experience be traced back to our habit of skipping through the corridors of the Kingdom like children in a market place, chattering about everything, but pausing to learn the value of nothing (A.W. Tozer).

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