In the most recent post on this subject, I discussed that ‘practicing’ Christians follow certain fundamentals in their lives, the way baseball players follow certain fundamentals in playing baseball, and 1] is FOCUS ON GOD EVERY DAY. I said something like, “Give Him some time and attention”.
Just this week I’ve been reminded that there are a lot of distractions in the world that keep us from (or impede our progress in) building this kind of relationship with Jesus. I’m talking A LOT of distractions. Some of them large and threatening, others apparently small and insignificant, but just as distracting. Many of these are serious problems that require a great deal of time and attention, particularly in the eyes of well-meaning, God-fearing, Bible-believing people. Things such as the state of our nation; the many astounding changes in our culture regarding sex, marriage, constitutional issues, leadership problems, immigration, liberal vs conservative disputes, and others too numerous to mention. There are many, many things wrong, and someone just MUST do something about them. All are legitimate concerns that require attention.
On the next level are all the things that we have to do TODAY! Depending on what stage of life you’re at right now, Continue reading