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“The sun rises, you pass through your day, and the sun sets again. In all the moments in between did you consider me? Did you see me? Did you listen for the voice of my Spirit speaking to your heart?
The busyness of your life and the tasks at hand occupy you. There is work to be done and you have responsibilities. I know your responsibilities well and understand the demands they put on your time because some of them have come from me. Still, it is easy for you to get so caught up in what you’re doing that your focus turns away from me.
Rather than going your way alone, consider inviting me to be a part of what you’re doing. This may be an opportunity for my Spirit to speak to your heart in a special way, to open your eyes to something that you’ve not seen or considered before.
I desire to be a part of all that you are involved in. If you find yourself struggling too much and unable to center your tasks around me, perhaps it is time to consider the value of what you are doing. Perhaps it is time to realign your priorities.
The enemy will use many things, even the littlest ones to distract you and keep you from seeing the things that I want to show you. It is possible for you to keep your focus on me even when you are engaged in other things. However, it is a discipline that you must teach your mind so that it becomes a pattern in your life. The closer you draw near to me, the more your patterns are established and the more you will realize that you are walking in tune with me through the business of your days.
I am always with you, but it may take a little effort for you to get in step with me. Growth comes in our relationship as your awareness of my presence increases. If you desire to develop more intimacy with me between the rising of the sun and its setting, put your mind to it and establish the patterns that keep you engaged with me. Ultimately, you will experience my presence with greater depth and understanding than perhaps you thought possible.”
- “What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 1:13
- “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
- “From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.” Psalm 113:3