What Stands Between God and You

Jesus said to Martha, “You are distracted by many things.”

We sit to pray, and our “monkey brain” chatters, and chatters, and chatters.

We have the Bible on an app on our phone. We pick up the phone to read it in the morning. By the time we’ve finished poking all the other pretty apps on the phone, we’re late for work.

We worry about things that happened yesterday. We worry about things that won’t happen tomorrow…but they might.

We see advertisements pushed at us constantly, and wish, wish–“O Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz; my friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.”

Then we see.

It is not by addition that we become closer to God.

It is by subtraction.

One by one, we subtract those interferences until it’s just God and us. Then we can live the with-God life we were meant to live.

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