Daily devotion

Set aside distractions

My soul yearns for you [O Lord] in the night, yes, my spirit within me seeks You earnestly.–Isaiah 26:9

There are many things in the world that can drown out the voice of God and push Him into the background of our lives. These distractions come in various forms, from the TV to the radio.. from food to hobbies. Even church activities can sometimes distract us or pull us away from the Lord

However, the day comes for every person when only God remains. Everything else in life eventually passes away; and when it does, God will still be there.

The Bible says that what is know about God is evident to all for He has made Himself known in the inner consciousness of mankind(see Romans 1:19-21). Each person will on day stand before Him and given an account of his or her life.

When people don’t want to serve God with their lives, and when they want to go their own way, they find ways to hide from and ignore this instinctive inner knowledge of their Creator who wants to talk to them and guide them in the way they should go.

But nothing can satisfy our inner longing for God except communion and fellowship with Him. Isaiah expressed well our own hunger for God when he wrote, My soul yearns for you [O Lord] in the night, yes, my spirit within me seeks you earnestly..(Isaiah 26:9).

Hearing from God is vital to enjoying His eternal plan for our lives. Listening to God is our decision; no one else can make it for us. God won’t force us to choose His will, but He will do everything He can to encourage us to say yes to His ways.

So what’s distracting you from listening to Him? An unhealthy relationship? A job? A bad habit? God is speaking and He desires fellowship with you. Put aside distractions and join Him.

From the book “Promises for our everyday life”

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About Sam Jacob

I am by profession a UI/ UX designer. I have more interest in connecting users with technology through the field of UX experience. My hobby is photography and cinematography. I am also a drummer. I started drumming at the age of 5. During my free time, i use my talent to help in my church through drumming and singing.

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