I just finished a conversation with my wife about how challenging it can be to be still with God. To put everything aside, whether it be our voices, our technology or whatever other distractions we create for ourselves be. We both laughed because we are both guilty of letting our short attention spans get in the way of hanging out with God at times.
We also grieved together at how damaging this can be for many Christians who are forever distracted by the stuff in our lives. Many of us are lucky enough to be connected to communities and individuals who will keep us accountable and encourage us to wake up. But for many more they are stuck.
There is nothing wrong with listening to podcasts, to the many sermons we can find online or the hundreds of Christian books that are available to us, I mean how awesome is God that he would bless the body of Christ with so much creativity. We are lucky.
DISTRACTION, even by good stuff can get in the way of our ability to turn everything off (except our brains and hearts), go to our favourite space and wait in silence. So when you have finished reading this I would love for you to turn all your distracting technology off or throw it in the toilet lol, go find a space where you will not be interrupted and stay there for 30 minutes. I don’t care what time it is either!
As soon as I post this I will be shutting down and meditating on a Psalm. If you have a peace of scripture to chew on during your 30 min that’s awesome, otherwise find something to be thankful for or remember when God has shown up in your life.
Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness
give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name
Let me know how you go.