"When you eat and drink to the glory of God, sleep no more than may make you serviceable unto God; when your solitary musings are about the engaging of your souls to God; when your social conference is about the things of God; when all acts of worship endear God to you; when your duties bring you nearer to God; when the love of God is the sweetness of your mercies, and your cordial under afflictions, when you can love God under amazing providences, as well as under refreshing deliverances; then you may be said to love God with all your souls." ~Samuel Annesley, 1661
Is this not so beautiful? Full of truth! How I want to be able to say this. I will honestly say I do not live up to all this....but I aim for it. I want my heart to be captivated by the Lord. I want to be FULL of LOVE for Him.
Yet everyday my heart is pulled in so many different directions. Oh, how I believe BUSY can be such a distraction. It can blind us, rob us, and lead us astray from the Lord.
Once I read this in a little newsletter...
Do we let the cares of this life replace our time with God? Do we stay so busy even with things that are "Good" that we miss moments of drinking from the Lord's cup of refreshment. Are we a Martha? Are we a Mary?
We do have to perform Martha duties but we have to make sure we have Mary Experiences.
"Be Suspicious of every thing that may steal or divert your love from God." ~ Samuel Annesley 1661