Bible Verse: Mark 1:35

Our kitten was warming herself in the afternoon sun. Curious as to how easily she could be distracted, I placed a bundle of yarn before her. Within seconds, our playful cat was sidetracked…pouncing, tackling and getting tangled in the yarn.

Do you find it easy to become distracted when you want to spend time with God? A text comes in, the phone rings, friends come over. The types of distractions may vary, but the result is the same. Our attention is diverted, we become sidetracked and the day can slip by without us even opening our Bible and praying.

How can we find time in our busy days without being distracted? In Mark 1:35 Jesus gives us an example to follow.

Jesus got up and left. Jesus chose a specific time of day and a special place to spend with God. Then He got up and left the house.

Jesus went off and prayed. Jesus left the distractions behind and went off so He could pray.

How can these truths transfer to your life?

Make a plan. Choose a time and spot where you can minimize the distractions.

Get up and leave the distractions behind…or shut them off! While our phones are incredible tools, they can also be our greatest distractions.

Go off and pray. Don’t keep on being distracted. Put your plan into action. Remember what you are moving towards…Spending time with God.

Jesus was intentional about spending time with God.  Should I be any different?