As a busy leader, is there anything you’re never too busy for? Maybe you’ve said to your assistant, “I’m never too busy to take a call from my spouse. No matter what I’m doing, you can interrupt me for that call.” The question is, is God in that category?

When my husband and I bought a small cottage on the Saint Lawrence Seaway, we were intrigued by the gargantuan freighters that went by – sometimes one a day, sometimes ten. As newbies, we dropped everything when one rumbled into view and gazed at its impressive size and structure. We thought seeing freighters might eventually become commonplace, but then our neighbor said, “You’ll never be too busy to watch a freighter go by.” He was right. Twenty years later, I still drop everything and gaze.

So again, the question – are we “never too busy” to drop everything and gaze at God? Are we regularly awed by Him? Does His praise fill our mouths?

In the midst of the busyness of this moment, let’s marvel at God through Scripture and song.

“Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

“I am the LORD, and there is no other; besides Me there is no God.” (Isaiah 45:5)

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. (Isaiah 40:28)

All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. (John 1:3)

“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Timothy 1:17) (How Great Is Our God; World Edition; featuring Chris Tomlin)

Unlike a freighter that’s here and gone, God is ever-present, always astounding, and ever-worthy of our attention. Let’s never be too busy to pause and reflect on Him throughout each day.

“Father, help us to drop everything to exalt You… more often. Help us to gaze… longer. Help us to marvel… more deeply. May we be captivated by You… again and again.”

In the midst of your busyness as a leader, what are some ways you stay connected to God? Feel free to share your thoughts in the Comment Section below.

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