To my knowledge, I’ve never been in a coma. I have be so focused and attentive to something at times that I miss many other things going on right around me, be it; a crash or accident, the sudden death of a loved one, or even something as simple stopping a sudden plumbing leak. We have an innate ability to deal with more than one thing at a time. A coma however, is our body’s way of isolating any/all distractions so it can protect life, heal itself, focus.
Our devotional today is a reminder that our relationship and companionship with the Lord could take on some of the same traits; focus, attention, devotion. As it states in Psalms 62:8, “Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.“, which is to say that we are to seek Him all-day-long and then some. Even Psalms 55:17, reads; “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.”
Throughout our day, all sorts of events occur, and too often the ‘bad ones’ can seem like punishment (we may actually deserve it, too), but these moments are God’s unique way of queuing our hearts… asking us to ‘pay attention’ to His leading, to His calling, to His Spirit in our lives. Then, watch how God changes your perspective in matters of your life!
Initially it will be tough, but as you retain your focus (pay attention) to Him in your daily moments, you will recognize that what was once ‘big issues’ (fears) are no longer threats (distractions). Psalms 32:6 reminds us that; “For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.”
When you pay attention to the Lord through your day, your outlook on life will change, your fear of the unknown will change, your very yearn for the Lord will change, too… Pay Attention, and Here’s Your Change!