Pay Close Attention

“Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it” (Hebrews 2:1).

Faith is cultivated and maintained through daily disciplines including reading and understanding scripture and developing a relationship with God. We learn more about God and his ways through our study of the bible. We live in a time when information is readily accessible and available at our fingertips. Many ministers devote time daily to writing inspirational teachings through devotions, videos, blogs and other communication forums. We do not have an excuse about not having access to scripture and biblical teaching.

We build and maintain relationships with friends and loved ones by spending time with them. The telephone is a great invention and it means that we don’t have to write letters and wait days or weeks for them to be delivered. How much time and effort do we invest in learning about the things of God? What are the main things that hold and keep our attention daily? My phone provides weekly stats of how many hours I spend on it. It provides a breakdown of how much time I spend reading, on social media or watching videos.

I don’t always get the balance right and oftentimes I have to remind myself to switch off the gadgets and listen to what God is saying. There is a major difference when I switch off and connect with the father. There is great peace and assurance in hearing God speak and knowing that I am close to him.

“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).


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