Scripture: “Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding;” Proverbs 4:1
One of the things about Amos that can frustrate me is when he doesn’t pay attention. He thinks I don’t know that he is not paying attention - but I know. Amos has one flaw, or maybe it’s an attribute, but his ears tell me if he is paying attention. If his ears are aimed in my direction then I know he is paying attention to me and is looking for me to give him some direction. Sometimes when we are out for a ride he gets bored, he quits paying attention. If he is in familiar territory he tends to relax and get comfortable and not pay attention to me. He doesn’t depend upon me for his cues. He just feels comfortable. If he is not paying attention, and something startles him then we could end up in an uncontrollable situation. When I notice he is not paying attention to his surroundings, or me, I tighten up on the reins slightly or move in the saddle and his ears will quickly tell me he is now focused on me.
Christ wants our undivided attention. Especially when we are in “familiar territory”. When life’s circumstances seem to be going well we tend not to pay attention. We go about our “routine”. Sometimes we get so preoccupied that we miss His cues. Throughout the day I need to learn to focus on Him, even when life is good.
Prayer Thought: Today may be a routine day, but I am going to stay focused on my Savior.