Simplicity of Christ

No doubt that we live in a busy world, especially in ministry. As pastors we have found busyness to be "routine". Our lives are characterized by cell phones, email, blogs, facebook, twitter and so much more. Our ministries are riddled with media, videos, lights, sounds effects, bells and whistles. All of these things can be, and often are, powerful tools in sharing the Gospel. They are powerful tools in equipping and presenting the message of Jesus.

But, there is a reality we often don't face....These things can steal our focus and truly sever our close, intimate relationships with God. When these things get more time, more focus and more energy than our personal time with God....We are in a dangerous place.

Each year I re-read "The Pursuit of God" by A.W. Tozer. Every single year the following quote screams at me from the pages...."Every age has its own characteristics. Right now we are in an age of complexity. The simplicity which is in Christ is rarely found among us. In its stead are programs, methods, organizations and a world of nervous activities which occupy time and attention but can never satisfy the longing of the heart. The shallowness of our inner experience, the hollowness of the world which marks our promotional methods all testify that we, in this day, know God only imperfectly, and the peace of God scarcely at all."

My Question is this: How do you safeguard your heart and time; and focus on knowing God as intimately as possible?