Many of our New Year’s resolutions may actually accelerate our pace of life instead of helping us to slow down. In a quest for greater productivity and efficiency, we over schedule our days, then rush through meals, drive impatiently, and wonder why the joy of living eludes us.

In Psalm I, there is no hint of a frenzied pace. It describes a person who enjoys the blessing of God. Instead of thinking and acting like those who rarely consider spiritual matters, “His delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His Law be meditates day and night”. The result is a fruitful life and a well nourished soul.

Isaiah wrote, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You”. Just for today, try thinking about the verse whenever you have to wait. Isn’t it time for all of us to slow down and live?

If you’re working hard to make a living,
Never taking time to smell the roses,
Now’s the time to heed the Bible’s wisdom:
Find true joy before your life’s day closes.

Come apart and rest awhile
Or you may just plain come apart.


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