Over and over again in my life, honestly evaluating. How often have I uttered this prayer. A microwave prayer, fix it Jesus, 2 minutes amen. I don't have time to really soak in your Word, just do it now, 2 minutes amen. Learn more about faith, do I have to really study it, supernaturally grow it please, 2 minutes amen. You told me to memorize, meditate, plant your promises, can you just take care of it instead, 2 minutes amen. I'm pretty busy serving you Jesus, my kids need more of me, take care of them for me, 2 minutes amen. Missions, remember I'm a missionary, so much to do, I can give you 2 minutes, amen.
Learning the happy dance, I am taking back my time and getting all in order. How much time have I spent over these past years pouring into others, when I needed more time with Him? How often have I encountered a problem, looked for someone to pray for me and fix it, read the right book and have it poof away, instead of devouring His Word where the solution already exists.
Seriously friends, have we become a 2 minute Christian culture? To live the happy dance we need constant nourishment from His Word. Model our lives after Jesus. Hmmm, did he spend quality time with the Father? How in the world could I have thought that I could live victoriously in this life with praying my 2 minute, amen. How can any of us?
The secret to the happy dance, living in it each and every day, depression banished forever, joy oozing out of every corner in our home, a marriage that seems like a dream where you never want to wake .... Not someone praying for me. Not the latest book offering a quick solution. Getting into the Word, digging in, devouring it, realizing I need it to breathe. Washing my mind, all that I am in His promises. Watching Jesus, reading His life on pages, incorporating the Truth into my life. Pondering, talking, digesting, igniting, engaging. And not just for two minutes.