Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Babies don't pay attention to what they can't see.  If they are focused on an object, and you remove that object from their sight, they seem to forget about it and move on to something else.

 

This principle does not just apply to babies.  I can remember playing hide and seek with my sister – I was probably around 5, so she was around 2.  My sister hid by laying down in the middle of the floor and covering her eyes.  She couldn't see me, so she reasoned that I couldn't see her. (smiles)

 

I don't want to live with an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude towards God.  I'm aware of His Presence when I'm reading His Word, when I'm reading a spiritual book, when I pray, when I'm at church.  But what about when I'm doing laundry, teaching school, grocery shopping, fixing dinner or even cleaning toilets?

 

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.  Colossians 3:23

 

Jesus said the greatest commandment is, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Matt. 22:37)  I can't love the Lord with all my mind if my mind isn't fixed on Him.  Doesn't loving God with ALL my heart, soul and mind speak to a totally undivided heart?  I can't be thinking about Jesus and the world.  Or not be thinking about Jesus at all.  

 

God, I believe that You never forget about me.  Help me to live aware of Your Presence all day.  Don't let me become so busy with life that I forget about you.  Amen

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