Don't have enough time?

In ministry, you hear - explicitly or implicitly - this complaint a lot from your parishoners.  You also say it a lot yourself: "I just don't have time."  I don't have time to attend/plan that additional church event.  I don't have time to read Scripture/pray/meditate like I know I should; I know God wants me to and I know I'll feel good if I do, I just don't seem to have time.

Of course, many of us feel like this when we work: we just don't seem to have enough time to get everything done that "needs doing" - and so we walk around (even when we are off work) with this monkey on our back, this unsettled feeling that things are "up in the air" (and out of control) somehow.

Here is an excellent article on productivity at work, but it bleeds over (as the article itself mentions) into issues of really relaxing in our "non-work" time and enjoying our volunteerism as well.  I originally got linked over to the following article from the Ministry Matters site - a great resource for pastors and church leaders.  So if you feel like your time is pressed, take a few moments to stop; breathe deeply; pray for inner peace; and then read this piece:

6 Subtle Things Highly Productive people do Every Day.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balance your spiritual energy and get in harmony with your soul by practicing these Radha-Krishna meditations.

Sri Gita Govinda
-A book written in the 12th century, this is a description of the intimate loving affairs of Radha and Krishna

Govinda Lilamrta
-An 400 year old book which poetically describes the eternal daily pastimes of Radha and Krishna

Ananda Vrindavan Campu
-This is probably the most poetic and intimate portrayal of Sri Krsna’s life in Vrndavana that has ever been written.

Prayers of Service to Radha and Krishna (Sankalpa Kalpadruma)

Prema Samputa The Treasure Chest of Love

And the following four are taken from Visvanath Cakravarti's Camatkara Candrika, a 300 year old scripture that talks about the love meeting of Radha and Krishna:

The Meeting in the Box

The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Doctor

The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Singer

The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as Abhimanyu

And lastly, we have the supreme scripture which describes the 24 hour daily loving affairs of Radha and Krishna in Vrindavan, called Bhavanasara Sangraha. This book is now available on Amazon for Kindle, for only $3.49


Here is a 41 page sample of Bhavanasara Sangraha:

The above book can also be read on your PC using Amazon Kindle for PC, download here for free:

4:49 AM, June 21, 2014  

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