When we read about the Israelites worshiping the god Baal in 1 Kings 18, we tend to think of them developing a preference for wooden idol images. But the primary attraction to Baal wasn’t a pretty statue; it was an economic promise.
As disciples, we are called to grow and multiply; the good news is given to us like the talents were given to those servants in Jesus’s parable (Matt. 25:14–30). Consider: Every time you hear the Word of God preached in your local church you are given a coin, a talent, which God calls you to multiply according to your ability. We are responsible and accountable to God for what he has given us.
Lately when someone asks me how I’ve been, my automatic answer is “busy.” If you’re feeling that same way – at a breaking point and in need of a serious life change to kick the busy and find rest, here are two reasons we stay so busy and three easy ways to “un-busy” your life.