We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. Hebrews 2:1 (NIV)
Are you paying attention? Are you taking a firm grip on what you have heard? Yes, I think I am paying attention. Who are you paying attention to? I am paying attention to you. I am listening carefully to all that you want to say to me. I have carved out a time and a place to meet with you, everyday in your word. What happens when you meet with me? I stop everything and give you myself fully to you. I lean in to hear all that you might want to say to me. The noise from the world quiets down. The crazy pace of life stops. All others demands for my mind are set aside. I enter into your presence to devote myself fully to you. Yes, I am paying attention to you. I can see that you are.
Why are you so devoted to paying attention to me? Why do you so passionately want to hear from me? I want to know you. I want to love you. I want to follow you. You are my Lord and Savior. You gave yourself fully to me. I want to give myself fully to you. There is no place that I would rather be than in your presence. There is nothing that I would rather do than listen to you. I know that you are changing me. My heart is not the same. My mind is different. You are allowing me to think your thoughts. You are allowing me to feel your feelings. Day by day you are molding and shaping my life. You are making me to be more like you. I welcome your work in my life. I want to be all that you want me to be. I want to do all that you want me to do. Keep on coming to me and both your desires will be true.
What won’t happen if you keep on coming to me? I won’t drift away from you. I won’t loose interest in what you want to say to me. I won’t grow tired of how you want to work in and through me. Why is that? Just the opposite is happening to me, as I pay attention to you. Just the opposite is happening to me, as I take hold of all that you want to teach me. What do you mean? Instead of drifting way I want to draw near. I want to be closer and even more attentive. Instead of growing cold and distant I am growing hotter and closer. The closer I am to you the more on fire I am for you. You are setting me on fire to love you and be your witness in the world. Yes, I am. You are making me able to be who you have called me to be. You are making me able to do all that you have asked me to do. Yes, I am.
Lord, you have my full attention. I will keep my heart and mind and life focused on you. I will firmly hold on to all that I have heard and been taught by you. Keep and guard me from drifting away from you and the life you have given me to live. Amen
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