This was my email devotional on Monday. It's by Eugene Peterson, author of The Message.
I want to simplify your lives. When others are telling you to read more, I want to tell you to read less; when others are telling you to do more, I want to tell you to do less. The world does not need more of you; it needs more of God. Your friends do not need more of you; they need more of God. And you don't need more of you; you need more of God. For we do not progress in the Christian life by becoming more competent, more knowledgeable, more virtuous or more energetic. We do not advance in the Christian life by acquiring expertise. Each day, and many times each day, we need more of God. Back to Square One.
The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out –
but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.
l JOHN 2:17