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.

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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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