Our devotional time is the most important part of our day.
What can we do to focus our mind and heart on the Word of God?
Some mornings I open my Bible and immediately both my mind and heart are fully engaged in the reading of God's Word. Other mornings I have to constantly wrestle my thoughts back to the Lord. Is there anything we can do to maintain our focus during our devotional time?
Five Ways to Maintain Focus During Your Devotional Time
1. Pray before you begin.
Ask God to help you focus on His Word and His still, small voice.
2. Remember, spending time at the feet of Jesus is the "one needful thing" in your day (Luke 10:42).
All those other distractions will simply crowd out the most important part of your day. Don't let them.
3. Remove as many distractions as possible before you start.
How? Analyze these areas:
4. As distracting thoughts come to your mind, write them down.
Then focus on your devotions again. Sometimes it is the fear of forgetting something important that is so distracting. Writing those things down leaves your mind free to focus once again.
5. If your thoughts continue to stray, try singing a hymn of worship to refocus your mind.
Music has a way of helping us to refocus.
Mark 1:35 tells us that Jesus went out alone into a deserted place early in the morning to pray. He planned to be focused.
What can you do tomorrow to maintain your focus during your devotional time?
Allow God to use His Word to give you wisdom for your life!
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Tim and Laura
Timothy and Laura Berrey are missionaries with Gospel Fellowship Association. They share a passion for missions which has taken them to several countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe. They currently minister in the Philippines.
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