“Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” Psalm 86:11.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Amos 4-6, Psalm 86, and Titus 1.
I am retired but I have a lot going on!
My goal is to be close to God full-time, but I have a “divided” heart. I am more attracted to distractions than I am to Him.
I find myself praying and suddenly a distraction jumps in and takes over. My thoughts turn to whatever it is, before I realize what has happened and return to praying. I know that things need to be dealt with and that God has His Ways of bringing them to my attention. Maybe not all distractions are a bad thing?
I envision a life uninterrupted by the world I live in. It won’t happen. I must, however, be mindful to persistently seek Him even during distractions.
How God has any use for me defies logic. Yet He is a God of dimensions that are unfathomable. That He has use for each of us, proves that we are seen individually by Him.
I want to please Him in everything I do. I need to maintain that intention all day. I need to remind myself that ultimately He is in charge. He has promised to guide me if I call on Him.
“Lord, forgive me for losing track of You. I am weak. I am very easily distracted. Take me over now. Pressure me into following You. Prick my conscience when I am loose from You. I need You every second.”
Can you pray without getting sidetracked?