If you read through history in contrast to the present it’s safe to say that the time we live in is freaky weird. From wireless connectivity through mobile devises to a networking world…to world travel…to fast food…we clearly live in unusual times. Our daily demands seem to overload our attention spans and it leaves our lives many times with little to no MARGIN.
The word MARGIN in this context refers to us expanding our time to the limits with no MARGIN, pushing ourselves morally to the limit with no MARGIN buffering us from sin, pushing our finances to the limit with no MARING, and so on and so on…
It’s not as much the size of the demands on our lives as it is the amount of items demanding our attention. Inevitably the important things in our lives are neglected or postponed at best because of the urgent things. Things like prayer, Bible study, friendship development, morality, and physical health suffer at the hand of busyness.
As I read the Bible I find myself envying the simplicity of camels, sandals, and face to face conversations. Yet if we look at the lives of Paul, Peter, and others we esteem as examples in scripture, they had unique demands on their lives such as establishing the first church and writing the Bible just to name a couple. In light of these demands I believe God uses them in scripture to speak directly into our current world. There is a way to have a healthy prayer life, Bible study life, deep friendship experience, and healthy moral boundaries.
There is a way inside our current worldly system to live in the MARGINS.
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