Sometimes I get in a kind of a "tizzy" where I seem to be downloading and uploading information and truth from God, as I take it, that leaves me maybe excited, but rather empty when all is said and done. When that's the case, as it was yesterday, I have to stop myself in my tracks and then slow down. I seek to do this with prayer and meditating on Scripture. But it is important during those times that I seek to get before God, and that I try to get out of God's way in my own life as well as in the lives of others.
We can get mightily carried away in zeal for God, yet in that zeal we can easily get out of step with God and his word and working. I must not simply decide to do nothing since my doing is empty. Instead I must endeavor to get in touch with God and with God's word and working. Not easy to do, but the first thing I must do at times, and maybe more often than I think, is slow down.
When I did that yesterday, after realizing that I had gotten carried away in zeal and was running on empty, it took some time, but gradually I came to that place where I could sense God's voice and working again in my own heart. And I could move and act from there. The day ended on a note of good sharing between a brother and myself, as well as a sense of God's leading in a matter.
So- often for me and surely for some of you comes this word: slow down and seek to get in the flow of the working of God in Christ by the Spirit through the word, prayer and the community of believers.
What wisdom might you add to this? Or any thoughts?