Our fascination with Christ’s heart can increase daily. As we ponder His sacrifice of love, we will grow in love for Him. As we reflect on the beauty of His character, worldly cravings will fade. In studying His Word, we will grow in passion for Him.
This is surely easier said than done of course. There are battles to face as we spend time with God, namely, distractions!
Dealing with Distractions
Distractions are a part of daily life. Our quiet times with God are a challenge when distractions fill our minds. Often more time is needed to get our focus fully on God and His Word. In prayer, we might even find our thoughts wandering. Frustrating, right?
So how do we deal with distractions?
- Have a “Distractions Only” notepad handy.
- Write down the distractions when they come.
- Don’t fight to resist them, just turn your focus back to God.
- Remember, whatever it is can usually wait!
- When all else fails, take a moment to voice praise and thanksgiving to God to help bring your focus back to Him.
Get your strategy ready and let’s win against those distractions! Let’s keep plowing, setting our hearts to leave our devotional time knowing we’ve met with God.
Set that appointment with God and keep it.
Those around the throne are drawn deeper into worship as they look upon God. Our love for Him also increases as we consistently spend time with Him. His Word renews our minds and reminds us of His promises.
Lord, we repent for not keeping our “meetings” with You. Forgive us for lacking self-control with distractions that we can avoid. Help us say “no” to frustration concerning those we cannot.
Stir our hearts to be with You. Fascinate us anew with the intimate knowledge of You. Captivate our hearts like we have captivated Yours (Song of Songs 4:9).
Try It Right Now
Set aside a moment with the Lord right now. Pray. Get your Bible, read a chapter in Psalms or one of the Gospels. Journal what stands out to you. Let Him encourage your heart in this moment, reminding you of the love He has for you in giving His only Son.
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