Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul),
as (something done) for the Lord and not for men.
~Colossians 3:23 AMP
Take my word for it, you cannot bake cookies and write a devotion at the same time. The results are not what I intended–overly brown sugar cookies.
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.
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Our Heavenly Father 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?
Heavenly Father, 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. In Your Son Jesus’s Name, Amen.
Copyright 2020: Distracted Living: Author Glenda Shouse: All Rights Reserved
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Glenda Shouse is a devotion writer who is published at Answers2Prayer, Christian Devotions Ministries, PresbyCan, The Upper Room, and other ministries.
She is an Editor and a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More. She is a Contributing Author to Love-Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).
Glenda’s prayer shawl ministry, Three-Strand Cord, focuses on imparting hope to ladies going through difficult times. Each recipient is gifted with a hand-crocheted or knitted prayer shawl. When possible, Glenda delivers these shawls personally and prays for each individual.
Those who know Glenda well are aware of her gifting as a prayer warrior. She is a powerhouse of prayer because she has a close relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Glenda is passionate about praying.
In her spare time, Glenda enjoys her role as “Grammy” to her two grandsons. She also enjoys reading, crocheting, and knitting.
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