A man went to the doctor because he was constantly tired. The doctor said, “I am not going to give it to you in medical terms but in laymen’s terminology. You are burning the candle at both ends.” The man said, “doctor I did not come to get a lecture; I came to get some more wax.”
As we move into the month of November, the last two months of the year seem to be the busiest months of the year. If we aren’t careful we will burn the candle at both ends and become exhausted spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Dr. Stephen Olford would caution the believer not to let the work of God around us kill the work of God in us. Jesus says, Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
In her book An Uninvited Guest, Jeana Floyd relates her battle with breast cancer, and she gives us a marvelous definition of God’s peace using PEACE as a simple acrostic to describe how a cancer patient can find relief from the stresses brought on by the disease. The acrostic works for those facing other challenges too.
P = Pray
E = Enjoy each day
A = Accept this as “Father filtered”
C = Center your thoughts on Him and His will for your life- study His Word, the Bible
E = Expect to see God’s hand move in your life during this time.
Certainly, some good reminders as we move into a busy season of life.