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  1. Oh how this resonated with me. I am retired. I don’t have children to distract me and I’m laid up with a torn Achilles Heel and yet..there are still those electronic distractions, the household stuff that still needs doing. When? Now of course. I must answer that email. When? Right! I know I’m not alone in this so thank you for focusing my mind.

  2. This spoke to me directly! I, too, have distractions of caring for home, commitment to ministries, on the go go most of the time, and I do feel the need to spend un-distracted time with our Lord. Looking forward to the sampler! This expressed for me my own dilemma. Thank you.

  3. I am also retired and yet I am consistently distracted. Why is it so hard to focus on GOD? I have tried to do my readings first thing in the morning, after my yoga/stretches, after coffee, after breakfast, in the afternoon…. I am always fighting the distractions.

  4. God well knows what we’re made of, remembering we are dust (Psalm 103:14). Like any loving father, I think he appreciates our efforts to set aside distractions and carve out the time for him even when we’re not 100% successful. Not that we use our weaknesses as an excuse, but neither should we let them discourage us from making the effort–again and again. He IS worthy of every effort, just as you said, Mary!

  5. Mary,

    I, too, get distracted easily. Sitting at my computer I think ok lets just play one game or look at Face Book. Often times I say hey need to do dishes or laundry, etc. Now a days there are more distractions than ever. Jesus understands our distractions we face. What we really need to do, if possible, is set aside time (early AM or late PM) to be alone with God. He will reward us for our efforts to do just that. This lent I will try my best to carve out time for God. It may be reading the Bible, watching Steve Furtick on TV or simply praying & doing Bible study. Thanks for a wonderful devotion that is much needed in these times.

    Blessings 🙂

  6. I am having trouble focus on God and finding him right now.I TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 TODAY.I REALLY REALLY AM NOT FEELING GOOD TODAY OR TONIGHT. PLEASE ALL OF YOU KEEP ME IN YOUR PRAYERS PLEASE.

    • Tara,

      Lifting you up in prayer for healing and peace in your mind and body. Praying your symptoms will be mild and manageable and that you can rest and refresh yourself with God. He’s got you, Girl!