So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2nd Corinthians 4:18 NIV
His attention should have been on the sermon. But the speaker rambled on. His mind began to wander from the preacher´s words to the meal that his family and friends had planned. As the sermon came to a close, he noticed his friend who sat further back in the church quietly slip out the door. He had planned better and would not have to wait for the usher, or fight through the crowd to his car. Do we always keep our eyes and our hearts fixed on what God wants us to? Or are we more like this man who got distracted?
This man´s moment of worship was greatly reduced from its potential bonding with God. Any opportunity the Lord gives us to approach Him or contemplate His Presence or movement is a precious gift. These treasures are hidden in subtle moments throughout each day. Some are more obvious like a meeting, church, or personal worship time. History shows us that there are individuals who have learned to actively seek these moments out. Some learn to find them when others do not. Jesus is our example. He made every moment a special time to be with God. Christ, prophets, and the Apostles all encourage us to do the same. Shall we pray that we too can keep our eyes fixed on what is not seen?
We yearn to be with You! Help us keep the quiet focus of our hearts on You! Teach us to always keep our inward eyes fixed on You, our unseen Friend, we pray!