Day 2: Identifying the Distractions
In today’s world, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to be a true worshiper of God. Did you know that the average person touches the screen of their cell phone over 2,600 times a day? Not only that, the average person also checks their phone over 80 times a day for new notifications. All this does is reinforce our own self-centeredness — that what’s going on in our own lives, and what others are saying to us is far more important than anything else — including our relationship with God.
But our cell phones, tablets and computers are just one of the many distractions that get in the way of us becoming better worshipers of God.
Take 1-2 minutes to pause, and write down ten things that get in the way of you growing and pursuing being a worshiper of God?
Now think: of the ten things you wrote down, what are one or two you can eliminate, or at least lessen, today?
As you continue reading today, consider this: How difficult will it be for you to identify and remove the majority of the things that are distracting you from being more of a worshiper of God?
What are the one or two distractions you eliminated, or at least lessened, today in order to become more of a worshiper of God?
This passage is about king David being undignified, as he worshiped God by dancing through the streets. What are the biggest distractions that are preventing you from feeling free enough to be an undignified worshiper of God?
Do you have a trusted friend or family member who can help you in your journey to overcome these barriers?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Genesis 29-30:24
Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method
Heavenly Father, today was a reminder that I have many things that try to get in the way of me growing and pursuing a deeper relationship with you. But though these things may try to get in the way, I know that by the power of Your strength, they have already been overcome. May I grow and be an undignified worshiper of You every day. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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