attention!

Picture of Life Guard, London - Free Pictures - FreeFoto.comIn addition to my usual routine of reflection, Bible reading, prayer and blogging I have set aside time in my diary every couple of weeks specifically for “reflection, reading and praying” (that’s what it says in my diary).

Today (when I wrote this rather than when it is published) is one of those days. I plan to read some books, to spend some time in quiet prayer, to reflect and listen to God, and also to crank up my speakers to 10 (they don’t go to 11) and listen to some inspiring music and worship songs. This will not all happen simultaneously.

One of the things I have found is that multitasking does not work so well when it comes to focused time with God. Yes, on other occasions I know that I can offer a quick prayer when I am in the middle of doing something else. Yes I use ‘moments’ and events to remind me to pray during the day. Yes, I try to be in conversation with God through the day.

But if I am trying to concentrate on him I need to do just that. Who is God? What is he like? How is he revealed in Jesus? Ask yourself those questions and then ask yourself whether, if that’s true, it’s right to give him less than your full attention at times?

Be blessed, be a blessing

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