Keep. My. Words.
One of the most persistent themes in the bible is to keep God’s word. To write it on our hearts. To focus.
On His truth.
On His love.
On His son.
1My son, keep my words
and store up my commands within you.
2 Keep my commands and you will live;
guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
3 Bind them on your fingers;
write them on the tablet of your heart. – Proverbs 7:1-3
As an educator, I have worked with many kids with attention issues. But truth be told, many of us adults have attention issues too. I do.
My attention is drawn to learning about education. To my Twitter PLN. To professional resources. To creative projects, and to writing.
My attention is drawn to sports. To competition. To fitness goals and challenges, and a community of people who are similarly driven.
My attention is drawn to TV. Facebook. Trivial games.
My attention is drawn to blank thoughts. Dark thoughts. Unhealthy thoughts. Grandiose thoughts.
I have an attention issue. I have an inability to focus, at least at times.
When my attention wanders from God, my life gets out of balance. My relationships suffer. My perspective becomes skewed. My faith is diminished.
As the calendar turns, I am hitting the refresh button. I am trying to focus on, well, focusing. Dwelling. Being in the moment. Being in His presence. Dwelling on His word, His mercy, and His Son.
I am trying to keep His words. To store them. To write them on my heart.