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Brush Up (1)

‘Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law.’ Psalms 119:18 NKJV

How’s your attention span? (Hey, we’re talking to you…Thought about checking your phone already?) We know, we know. It’s easy to be distracted. In fairness, given the amount of phone/internet related distractions we all live with, it isn’t too big a surprise. That’s why we’re starting today on a practical note: could we cut out attention-grabbers during our devotional time? You may have heard the classic challenge: “What if we spent as much time reading the bible as we did on social media/watching TV?” That may seem such a cliché that it’s not worth letting it test us - but try to. And even if that seems a bit much, we can all keep notifications and texts out of sight to honour Him. From there, we can invite Him into our other time: our Bible and prayer time with Him set us up for the rest of our lives, including the stuff we read online and send other people.

Practical tip two: reading the Bible every day is good for you. Finding a good time within your day to do that is better. And easier for you. Are you a morning person? An evening person? When you’re most likely to take in what you’re reading, that’s the best time to get stuck in to scripture. The best hint  we can give you, though, is that there’ll always be something else, pressuring you or trying to distract you. But when we determine to focus on God, our relationship with Him will go better. Obvious, really.

 

Act now.

Start with reading a chunk of Bible, then, open a social media newsfeed and spend time praying for each person who appears there.

 Deut 32-34, Mark 15:25-47

 

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Alternative daily encouragement from UCB, adapted from the Word For Today.

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