I Am Never More Distracted…

I am never more distracted than when I turn on worship music and I start to pray each morning.

I bet it’s the same for you.

But we must be more persistent than these distractions!

Eventually, they will fade away… and what happens in that short moment will definitely change the course of our entire day!

Without this, we are left to trudge through circumstances in mere human strength, without God’s highest partnership.

Surely, He is always present (always available)… but clearly, God becomes more involved in our lives when we invite Him.

When we sincerely INVITE Him…

Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees. -Corrie ten Boom

No learning can make up for the failure to pray. No earnestness, no diligence, no study, no gifts will supply its lack. -E.M. Bounds

Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Christian on his knees. -William Cowper

Your thoughts?

Dream Big,

Chuck

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4 thoughts on “I Am Never More Distracted…

  1. This is why the scripture says I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me. Not our name in that place. We are humans who can do nothing without God carrying us through it. He wants to be a part of our lives daily, not just when we need something. Like a relationship with a spouse or parent. We communicate with them constantly and let them see the intimate parts of our lives.

    We have to have the same kind of relationship with God…. Which I ended up stealing a lot of one of your Sermons for my blog about having relationship with God. (http://godslilebba.xanga.com/765915002/the-importance-of-relationship/) “We have to know God and not just know of Him.” -Chuck Balsamo. Distractions are Satan’s little way to keep us away from our relationship with Christ. We learn his devious plans and then are stronger to drop kick him in the face 🙂

    • Deborah, thanks for digging up these old archives… the quotes are really encouraging me. You have a new peace about yourself these days… it’s awesome.

  2. Hi Chuck, I have also written about this in my blog. You can read about my experience here: http://www.biblemomma.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-daily-time-with-lord.html and then here: http://www.biblemomma.blogspot.com/2011/06/trying-again-to-get-my-time-alone-with.html. You are so right about pressing through. These posts were written a year ago and I can say to other parents out there who are distracted by their little ones, it does get better! I do have a tip for parents, but just like everything else, they have to be consistent in order for it to work. I printed out a stop sign and a smiley face and put a small piece of Velcro on my bedroom door. When the stop sign is up, they are not allowed to enter unless there is an emergency. If they do, there is a consequence. My consequences are different for each of my children because one is 3 and the other is 12. I put the stop sign up to get my alone time with God. When the smiley face is up, they know it’s okay to enter. Well, that’s all I have. I hope it helps someone. Be blessed!

    • Amanda… I just read both of your blogs and loved them! Gonna try to keep up with you!! Outstanding idea about the stop sign and the smiley face sign. I used to do the same thing when I was prospecting for new business in Real Estate. Great idea!! I’m praying for you this afternoon. Have a beautiful day.