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Distractions

When you are at a worship service what do you think about? Many times our thoughts are filled with what is going to happen in the coming days, what we are going to eat for our next meal, or how to solve a problem that we have encountered. We naturally get distracted from our main purpose in worship, and in the past few years those distractions have multiplied with available technology. We have apps on our phone that are wonderful resources to look up Bible verses quickly or to cross reference and find supporting verses. The problem with these apps is that it comes with added distraction. I?m not saying to give up on technology or to not use your phone as a Bible. I am just saying that we need to be aware of what we are opening ourselves up to.

Here is an example: You are following along with the preacher and looking up verses on your phone as he is reading them. All of a sudden, a friend from work sends a text. Maybe it is an issue that only you can fix, maybe it is just small talk about the football game the night before, or maybe it is to ask if you want to meet up for lunch. No matter what the reason, you feel like you really need to answer the text, so you do -- in the middle of the sermon.

We hear a lot about distracted driving. We hear statistics about how looking at a text takes your eyes off the road and keeps you from being able to react and pay attention. Why is a worship service any different? God does not ask a lot from us, but He does ask that we worship Him and only Him.

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. (Luke 4:8)

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Andy Daniel


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