Recently, at 38,000 feet comfortably seated in 15D, a thought crossed my mind. Am I any closer to God than when I’m on the ground? Probably not! But on days when I fly I pray on the way to the airport and while I’m waiting to board and as I’m walking down the Jetway and once I’m seated and while we’re going down the runway and when we are finding our way through the clouds and only then do I finally relax once the bumps subside.
This is similar to the way we live life isn’t it? Trouble comes and we stress. We pray. We worry some more. We say Jesus a whole lot. Then when things calm down we go about our business as if nothing ever happened. That is until the next storm blows in.
Why is this?
It’s about our relationship and we have the capacity to change it. But it’s probably one of the most difficult things we’ll ever attempt.
When I fly I feel closer to him not because I’m 6 miles off the ground. I feel closer to Him because I’m focused on Him.
If you’ve ever attempted anything challenging and succeeded you know what I’m talking about. Running a 1/2 or full marathon takes courage, persistence and focus. Relationships need love, persistence and focus. Learning to play an instrument takes practice and focus. Worship is the same. It takes desire, surrender and focus.
But, how often do we focus? Really focus on God? We sing songs to Him in church but many times before we find our focus the song is over. One reason is, we usually come to church ‘to’ worship instead of ‘with’ worship. But what would happen if we found our way to His presence more often? Daily? I assure you it’s easier said than done.
Would you like to try it?
I encourage you to find time this week where you can focus all your attention on Him. Once you make time for focused time with God your relationship will grow and you’ll develop a desire to be in His presence daily. And, I promise that will change your worship.