Focus! Why can’t I focus? My intentions are good, and I think my heart is right, but when I sit down to pray my thoughts are all over the place. There is no one more important than our loving Father, so why can’t I keep my mind on Him while I pray? Then He reminded me that He wired me that way. One thing I do first thing in the morning, as soon as I can think clearly, is say ‘good morning, Father.’ I’ve acknowledged Him as the keeper of my days.
If you have dogs, you know how excited they get when you come home. They might wag their tail, or bark a little, but you can see the excitement on their face as you walk in the door. No words are needed, you understand their expression. Doesn’t that do your heart good? Imagine how the Father feels when we greet Him. Believe me, He loves us more than we love our dogs.
The most important thing is to pray constantly. Don’t be too hard on yourself for your lack of focus because He knows your need and your heart without you ever saying a word.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18