Day in, day out for the working class or students, we tend to wake up early get set an off we go, after sorting the domestic needs that require attention. We arrive work/school then get buried into the day’s activities with little or no time to pay attention to our soul needs. We reschedule protracted hours of fellowship for weekend that seem to be more loaded with events that we barely get by only to discover that we are creating routines, investing heavily in things that are not eternal. Everything seems to be so demanding and we are in a rush almost everywhere. Pause, where are we in a hurry to? What is the time value of our greatest investment in terms of eternal value? What do we give our strength to, so intensely? What happened to that firebrand word and prayer culture we exuded in Campuses? Have we suddenly outgrown the things that brought us here in discipline? Guess you have also caught yourself pondering over how you spend your weeks?
You see, I am realizing over and over again that to remain remain fired up ‘…on the go’ in the midst of our daily busy tines in a noisy world like ours, we definitely need to learn some Life Skills. They may not be convenient but expedient, we definitely cannot allow our soul to stay fallow soaking in garbage from random talks and obscene sights or songs filtering around. We cannot afford to wait until we have all the time in the world especially with daily busy domestic and corporate work schedules. Haven’t you also observed that if you continue that busy trend you would find yourself rusty, dull and losing touch with the things of the Spirit?
Lemme ask why does it seem weird to play gospel songs or messages but alright to play songs with no value morally or otherwise as entertainment in public space? Or to wake up and first thing in the early hours of the day you are greeted by weird news headlines then you are trapped in bickering conversations or people complaining bitterly, arguing over news headlines as we see in Radio Morning shows, how is that alright for our ‘ear time’ exposures at such hour of the day? Drive into the Mall, or the Gas Station, tune your radios what’s on the airwaves?
We are wiser now, the world is evolving and we are too. Our phones have become mobile word dispensers and it cannot be too much. We will have to learn to practice what is known as ‘pay as you go’ for us, it’s ‘praying on the Go’ and ‘listening to messages on the Go’. Yes also add ‘preaching on the Go’ as you commute, change cabs or join staff buses, hijack the bitter, moody, sad, depressive companies of those who subscribe to these venture, create an atmosphere of saturated word vibes. The kingdoms of these world are becoming the kingdom of our God and of His Christ! Deliberately we learn and engage systems, taking over and setting Christ precedence.
Stock up your phone, iPod’s etc with sound messages and listen with your handsfree devices as you drive, board that cab, or take that walk on the road. Why not? if your job permits use an earpiece, listen to messages as you work, it goes well with tongues!
Mutter tongues under your breathe as you go through your day even in traffic. Take a Tongue – Stretch! At lunch breaks practice a brief word and prayer culture where its possible.
We can’t allow work be our excuse for spiritual laxity. Wait, what shall we say when we shake hands with Barrister Paul, I mean the Tent Maker and Apostle? What excuse really?
2 so proclaim the Message with intensity; keep on your watch. Challenge, warn, and urge your people. Don’t ever quit. Just keep it simple. 3 You’re going to find that there will be times when people will have no stomach for solid teaching, but will fill up on spiritual junk food – catchy opinions that tickle their fancy. 4 They’ll turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. 5 But you – keep your eye on what you’re doing; accept the hard times along with the good; keep the Message alive; do a thorough job as God’s servant. 2 Tim 2:2-4 MSG
The Apostle Paul who wrote the larger percentage of the new testament was also working as a Tent Maker remember? Yet he acclaimed he spoke in tongues more than all the Corinthian Church put together. We could literally feel his fervency in the things of the Spirit and ministry in his letter. O dear recall we are enriched by Christ Jesus in all utterance, in all knowledge – its not a waste, engage it!
We stay full of the word!
As scriptures exhorts in Romans 12:11 we stay as folks who are…
FERVENT IN SPIRIT,
Serving the Lord!