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Poll: too busy for God

People of the world are too busy for God, so says a major new five-year study:

In data collected from over 20,000 Christians with ages ranging from 15 to 88 across 139 countries, The Obstacles to Growth Survey found that on average, more than 4 in 10 Christians around the world say they “often” or “always” rush from task to task.
Busyness proved to be the greatest challenges in Japan, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Indonesia. Christians in Uganda, Nigeria, Malaysia and Kenya were least likely to rush from task to task. But even in the less-hurried cultures, about one in three Christians report that they rush from task to task.

I am often suckered – it seems – into thinking that if I lived somewhere else in the world, someplace more simple, it would be easier to become close to God.
It isn’t about moving anywhere. It actually isn’t about anything more than stopping and sitting and listening.
Gotta go now…lots to do.

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c. kitty

posted August 1, 2007 at 7:56 pm

One of the GOOD things about getting older is that you are forced to slow down, and in that natural process it becomes easier to spend time, quality time with God. I love it. I find I actually sometimes get more done, maybe because of God’s hand on my life in a way that I am more aware of, maybe in part because I make fewer wrong turns.

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Nineveh H S Kok

posted August 11, 2007 at 12:59 am

Shalom to all Christian Brothers and Sisters,
I am chosen by the Father-In-Heaven or known as Jenovah to voices out about the current situation in the churches.
The Word of God said;
The Lord know all the things you do, your love, your faith, your service and your patience endurance. And the Lord can see your constant improvement to all these things.
There is so much more we would like to say about this. But you don’t seem to listen, so it’s hard to make you understand. You have been long christian leader a long time now and you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things a beginner must learn about the Scriptures.
If you want to be the Lord follower you must love Jesus more than your own father, mother, wife, children, brothers and sisters, yes, more than your own life. Otherwise you cannot be His disciple. And you cannot be His disciple if you do not carry your own cross and follow Him. But don’t begin until you count the cost.
Not all people who sound religious are really godly. They may refer to the ‘Lord’ but they still won’t enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The decisive issue is whether you obey my Father in heaven. On judgment day many will tell Him, ‘Lord, Lord, we prophesied in the Lord name and cast out demons in the Lord name and performed many miracles in the Lord name. But the Lord will reply, ‘I never knew you. Go away, the things you did were unauthorised’.
The Lord prayer for all of christian that is that they will be one, just as you and Jesus are, Father, that just as you are in me and I am in you, so they will be in us, and the world will believe Father sent Jesus. Just as our bodies have many parts and each part had a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are all parts of his one body and each of us has different work to do. And sincere are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other and each of us need all the others.
Now, dear leader, I appeal to you by the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ to stop arguing among ourselves. Let there be real harmony so there won’t be divisions in the church, I plead with you to be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.
The Lord will give each one a white stone and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one knows except the one who receives it.
After the message from the Lord, I hope that all church leaders realise that your objectives is not to build mega churches or put a heavy weight in the unknown ministries but to gather believers into unity with love and passion. It is time for all churches to wake up especially my country, Malaysia, fighting with one another will never led to anywhere.
The Blessing is for the people whom obey the commandment of the Lord.
Pastor Nineveh H S Kok

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