Got up and went.
Know the feeling? We are always on the run, here, there …. everywhere. Hurry, hurry, hurry. We have such a frantic schedule, especially when we have children at home. My mother use to say she met her self coming when she was going. Think on that one for a minute.
Other sayings from the South:
* running around like a chicken with their head cut off
* they won’t know they’re dead until they lay down three days later
We live life to the fullest. So full, we overflow into utter exhaustion and yet seem to get little done. Another saying: “Take time to smell the roses”. Oh, we can quote them, but can we live them? Each generation reflects back to when life was simpler … oh, for the good ol’ days.
Is it any wonder we do not hear answers to prayers? We are too busy to slow down and listen and follow instructions.
In John 9 Jesus met a blind man. The man wanted to be healed. Jesus placed mud on his eyes and told him to GO and he WENT.
JOHN 9:6-7 6 “After saying this, He spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. 7 “Go,” He told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.”
The man had to put action to his faith in this instance. Jesus showed him to listen, follow and do. Oh, we listen when we take the time to hear. But do we follow? Do we put any action to our faith? Do we “GO”?
Today as you are hurrying around to the point that your “get up and go, got up and went” (in other words you are exhausted), think on what God has asked of you to do. Have you been too busy to hear His still quite voice leading you? What did you hear? Did you say, “I don’t have time, or later Lord? Maybe not in so many words, but in your actions that is what you say, right? If you put as much into His schedule as you do your own … if when He asked you to “GO” you got up and “WENT”. What might you see happen?