DEVOTION: So let’s stay focused on this topic of focus…it’s something that we need to keep diving into.
“If we lay all the cards on the table, God will help us moderate the excesses. But the pressures of things we are trying to keep out of our mind is a hopeless distraction. As someone said, “No noise is so emphatic as one you are trying not to listen to.” (pg 39)
So..this brings up the idea of the “prayer list”. This long, excessive, Santa like list that we bring to God. We do this..sometimes too much….where we just go on and on and on and on and on and on with our prayers, rambling and rambling and talking and talking….but God, in His patience, listens.
So, sometimes our prayers are excessive. OK. Yet, if we are mindful of this, really mindful of it, we can then trim off some of the fat and get to a more focused prayer. A prayer that will be more poignant and direct. I think then, that’s when God starts to work.
I tell this to my kids all the time. It’s great to have tons of great ideas but the scattered fragments of ideas don’t amount to the one idea that rises to the top. That’s the one with the legs.
Same here. Let’s let our prayers be more focused. Let’s take the excess of our prayer life and throw it off to the side.
Let’s let God work with the stuff that we’re really focused on and the stuff that really needs to see a change.