Moved firewood various times over the weekend, encountering all sorts of creepy spider webs. On the arms, in the face, spiders in my hair, lovely.
This morning as I hit my devo time, I found myself stuck in another web–the web of distraction. I mean, I knew why I was setting aside the time, I knew to whom I was paying homage and worshipping, I even knew how much I needed this time to start my day out right.
But like Frodo in The Lord of the Rings, I was running into one web right after another. So much for quality time.
Finally, I stopped long enough and did an exercise I like to call alphabet praise where I acknowledge God through each letter. Today’s focus of alphabet praise was the presence of the living God and why I was here.
By the end, the sticky strings of the web of distraction were gone and then I was present enough to pray. Some days it just takes longer than others.
Good thing God is patient with us.
What do you do to get yourself out of a web of distraction?