It is true that the urgent can get in the way of the most important. What am I paying attention to that keeps me from knowing Jesus more? Throughout scripture and human history, we have stories of people forsaking the best for the immediate.
Today we gone from a tv generation to a microwave generation to internet in my pocket generation. We can go anywhere in the world through a tiny screen. Any bit of news or information can be found on that tiny screen.
This information overload can distract us from the most important person. Jesus. During our lives, we are looking for encouragement and comfort. We often look to the latest book, tv episode or news article. Being distracted is easier than facing the pain, bewilderment or anxiety we feel.
As I have been listening to an online audio sermon from Unlocking the Bible by Colin Smith, he is making the point that life brings famine and feast. More importantly God is found in famine in feast. ”Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness…”
Are there things in my life that are taking me from the Jesus who has promised to love me and give me mercy? Am I filling my life with distraction so I can hide from the “real” part of my that has questions and desires answers, solutions and hope.
God has so much for us and yet we let other things take our time and our attention from the One that loves us so much that He died on a cross and rose again. In this day of the immediate, let us say to Him, “Come, Lord Jesus.” I need you.