“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Matthew 6:34 (The Message)
Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now.
My entire attention? You want it all? But I am so good at multi-tasking God. Couldn’t I just sort of listen, kind of pray, and pretend to fully love you and continue to work on my all important to-do list, cling to my worries, and fiddle with what I think is best for me?
My entire attention? What would that feel like? Would it hurt me that much to let go of my ego and fully dive into Your presence?
My entire attention? Divert my eyes from what I think is important – the shiny, the urgent, the busyness jumping up and down demanding my time? Look closely for You, Lord?
My entire attention? If I did that I would have to let go of old habits, worldly desires, and comfortable ways. You may ask me to think in new ways, be nice to others who haven’t always been nice to me or – gasp! – even ask that I love them.
My entire attention? Lord, I feel guilty. I know You are a God who gives Your entire attention to the birds, the flowers, and to us, yet I rarely return the favor.
For at least one moment, at least for today – I will turn my heart to You in total self surrender. You know me, Lord, I will have to do this again and again and again.
My entire attention? Yes, Lord.