Archive | September, 2009

Wasting Time with Technology

Josh Harris shares some good and convicting thoughts about wasting time with technology.

I need to be far more intentional about how many times a day I check email, Twitter, and Google Reader. Life is fragile, and every moment is a gift from God to use for His glory and the good of His people. Thanks, Josh, for this needed reminder.

George Müller on Starting the Day

Yesterday was the 204th anniversary of the birth of George Müller (September 27, 1805–March 10, 1898). I haven’t read much of Müller, but I’ve come back to this section quoted in Desiring God (Amazon | Logos) many times.

While I was staying at Nailsworth, it pleased the Lord to teach me a truth, irrespective of human instrumentality, as far as I know, the benefit of which I have not lost, though now . . . more than forty years have since passed away.

The point is this: I saw more clearly than ever, that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord. The first thing to be concerned about was not, how much I might serve the Lord, how I might glorify the Lord; but how I might get my soul into a happy state, and how my inner man might be nourished. For I might seek to set the truth before the unconverted, I might seek to benefit believers, I might seek to relieve the distressed, I might in other ways seek to behave myself as it becomes a child of God in this world; and yet, not being happy in the Lord, and not being nourished and strengthened in my inner man day by day, all this might not be attended to in a right spirit.

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