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by Benjamin Munsell on March 12, 2017
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REST IN THE LORD, AND WAIT PATIENTLY FOR HIM: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: BUT THOSE THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD, THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH. Psalm 37:7-9. Society in America is being pushed to go faster and farther, to be busy, than any society that has ever existed. We must have instant everything. It's instant food, instant credit, instant access to anything pleasing to the eyes, pleasing to the flesh, even instant communication. Fast, fast, fast, gotta have it NOW! How slow is a rotary phone if you need to make a phone call? (Anyone still remember those?). How "slow" can a drive thru get? And even inside many restaurants these days, there are multiple TV"s hanging on the wall just to keep you looking actively AT SOMETHING. "They" want you to have something flickering before your eyes, don't stop to think about it, just do it, and deal with the results LATER. So what does it mean to just Rest in the Lord? Can you go into your Prayer Closet for half an hour, and quietly think about the Lord and what He wants in your Life? What are your thoughts if Preaching goes over an hour? How many would come to church if the preacher announced ahead that on this date we will have a 3 hour TIME OF PRAYER, just prayer, no singing and preaching? Would YOU go? Or are YOU too busy? Take a minute, or two, and look back on yesterday and ask yourself about how much time you ACTUALLY spent with the Lord. Just you and Him talking things over? Is your drive to work all in Fellowship with the Lord, or is the radio playing the whole time? Do all your "devices" (de-vices, the vices, your vices) compliment your time with the Lord, or actually distract you FROM time with the Lord? Next time you go into your Prayer Closet, leave all your stuff outside your door,  just Bless the Lord, and, Be Blessed.
 
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