John 10:10 // The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Matthew 6:34 // Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
MERIS – A part or division. To be here and somewhere else at the same time.
James 4:13-15 // Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”
Our goal: Be FULLY PRESENT.
Exodus 24:12 // The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone with the law and commandments I have written for their instruction.”
HAYA - To Be, To Exist
“Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day” - Dallas Willard
“If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy.” - Corrie Ten Boom
Luke 5:16 // But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
Mark 6:30-31 // The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
Mark 6:45-46 // Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.
John 11:1-6 // Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) 3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” 4 When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days.
Luke 19:5 // “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”
Mark 10:32-34 // They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. 33 “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, 34 who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.”