It's Friday and I am going to take the day off with my husband. It's been too long. We've been together, but not really. You know what I mean, right? We were together during the week before our Ladies' Retreat, but I was distracted by my to-do list. This week we have a big Sunday, with both our north and south locations meeting together, so Husband has been distracted with his preparations for that. But, enough is enough, so today, everything is being laid aside, and priority is being made for us time.
Too often, in my love relationship with God, it is the same way. The only difference is, He's always all there. His attention is never distracted from me. How overwhelmingly awesome is that. It's in me, in my mind and heart, that the problem lies. I, who so readily proclaim my love and undying devotion to Him, too often go through the motions at my prayer bench, hunched over my Bible, while my mind and heart are engaged elsewhere...distracted, unfocused, lacking true passion. And yet, in my weakness, His love for me does not waver. What kind of Lover is this, who persistently pursues such a selfish, distracted lover as me?