Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Rest in a distracted world

I don't know how to just be with God.

I can sit and read a devotion and pray for a few minutes. And then I'm done, but resting with God is just unknown.

Distraction is the way of life for me.
Take a picture. Post it. Snap it. Tweet it.

It's this constant flow of photos and thoughts and information and social injustice.

The other day I did my devotions and then was praying. When I was done I felt unsatisfied and thought I'd google it. Google. Really, the god of the internet. Over the God of the universe. I thought for a quick second that google would give me the answers quicker than God. God wasn't moving fast enough and my head is fast paced.

It's not just social media. It's not just the internet.

I find myself being distracted away from God from good things.
Christian podcasts, christian music. Books. Cleaning. Helping others.

These are all really good things and have places in our lives.
Podcasts are great to speak more life into us but God fills more.
Christian music can bring us to a place of worship, but is not good if it's just a filler to keep us from getting real with God.
Books are great, books can fill us with knowledge, take us on grand adventures, there's definitely a place in our lives for books, unless we us it to fill space meant for Him.
Cleaning, needs to happen, when I have children. Although the home will never be 'clean' I still have to somewhat pretend to keep up, but I have found myself choosing cleaning over His word because people are or might be coming over.
Helping others. Definitely a good. But not a best if I'm not acting out of love. And it's hard to act out of love if I'm not spending enough time with God.

But how. How does a world that is full of constant movement just sit. Just rest with the Father. Just put it down, turn it off and rest in Him....without falling asleep? ;)

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation & my honor depends on God;
He is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in Him at all times; 
pour out your hearts to Him for God is our refuge.
Psalm 62:5-8

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