Using Meditation Against The Hectic Pace of Life
Do you ever find that Easter comes so fast that you never had the chance to pause, reflect on it, take it in and give thanks? Our daily work grind, the hectic pace of life and our ever growing 'to-do' lists crowd out our days and actively work against us. We need to stop and focus. There are many ways we can carve out the time to do this. We can get up early each day to read through the Bible passages that give an account of the week leading up to Calvary. We can also set some time aside in the evening to get alone with the Lord or spend time with our family thinking on Jesus' life, sacrificial death and resurrection. Maybe it means doing something different on our lunch break like taking a walk to pray, or read a short devotional on the passion week. What ever path we choose, lets do something deliberately to focus our hearts on the gift we have been given in Jesus. He has conquered death and that reality brings tangible effects into our daily lives. The Apostle Paul in Roman's 6 put it this way...
Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. - Romans 6:8-11
There is an excellent devotional with short daily readings written by John Piper that could be helpful as you seek to better lay hold of this week. It is free and downloadable as an eBook.
You can get a hold of it in various formats by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom of the page.
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