My Beloved is mine, and I am His.~Song 2:16a NKJV
Distracted living produces less than optimal results.
How do I know? Take my word for it, you cannot bake sugar cookies and write a devotion at the same time. The results we’re not what I intended.
My thought was it will only take a minute to type these few words before I totally forget them. But that one thought led to another thought, and then to another until suddenly I remembered the cookies–the very well-baked cookies.
Two nice things to do–bake cookies and write–but each required my full attention, not my distracted attention.
Isn’t this how we treat our quiet time with the Lord? We allow distractions to pull us away and we give only a part of our heart, mind, and spirit to engage in the moment. Matthew 22:37 (NKJV) reminds us, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” When we do less than this we cheat ourselves, because God is worthy of so much more.
Our Beloved Bridegroom wants all that is within us to be surrendered to Him. He wants our full attention, and it is a gift we can give Him, to surrender.
How many tasks can you juggle at one time? Should you?
My Beloved Jesus, thank You that You love me even when I come to You distracted by many things. Teach me to be in the moment, fully focused on You and Your will for my life.
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