Satan called a worldwide convention of demons. In his opening address
he said, "We can't keep Christians from going to church." We
can't keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth."
"We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with
their savior." "Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our
power over them is broken." "So let them go to their churches;
let them have their covered dish dinners, but steal their time, so they
don't have time to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ."
"Keep them busy in the nonessentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds," he answered. "Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow."
"Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles."
"Keep them from spending time with their children." "As
their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the
pressures of work!"
"Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers." "Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day." "Invade their driving moments with billboards." "Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services and false hopes."
"Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their
husbands will believe that outward beauty is what's important, and they'll
become dissatisfied with their wives."
"That will fragment their families quickly!"
"Even in their recreation, let them be excessive." "Have them return from their recreation exhausted." "Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God! 's creation." "Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead."
"Keep them busy, busy, busy!"
"And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip
and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences."
"It will work!" 'It will work!"
It was quite a plan! The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get more busy and more rushed, going here and there.
Having little time for their God or their families. Having no time to tell others about the power of Jesus to change lives.
I guess the question is, has the devil been successful at his scheme?
You be the judge! Does "busy" mean:
Please pass this on, if you aren't too BUSY!