Thoreau, Ants, Jesus and You
When I was barely into my teen years I was exposed to Henry David Thoreau. I read everything I could find about him and his writings. I do not follow his ideas about Jesus, but I am still enthralled at his ideas of freedom. I have no idea how he reached such spiritual levels being devoid of belief.
Henry wrote: "It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?"
Have you asked yourself Thoreau's question lately? An honest answer could change your life for the better. What am I supposed to be doing? What am I really doing? How does what I am now doing fit into the accomplishment of what I am supposed to be doing?
Many of us name Christ as Lord and Master have invested much time in following the example of the first Babylonian in making a name for ourself. Often we include Christ, but throw His principles under the bus in the doing.
I have been helped by many spiritual friends who have pointed out biblical methods for discerning the will of God via studying His word and then asking the questions in paragraph three. One sentence can alter a lifestyle: "Is what I am busy about in harmony with God's biblically stated will concerning His method and goal?"
Mark 16:20 "And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them,"
Copyright (C) 2012 Larry Lilly
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