Our recent theme in our devotions over the past several days centers around the thought of what would happen if God came to our church. For this to happen, I must prepare my heart, give glory to God, and listen intently to the Word of God.
Step #4 – I must eliminate distractions to focus on Jesus
In Acts 4:27-28, we find that the Jerusalem church gave careful attention to Jesus. In the midst of this prayer, they honored our Lord by remembering that He too went on trial before “Herod…Pontius Pilate…Gentiles… and the people of Israel.” Jesus too had been delivered up for a predetermined “purpose.”
Jesus must be the object of all our worship, the audience of all our prayers, and the subject of all our sermons and Bible lessons. Ephesians 3:21 says, “to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages or generations, world without end. Amen.”
Practically speaking, do you sit where you do in church because of friends, the ability to see all the people, to hide, etc. Have you ever considered moving to a location where you minimize distractions? Why not try it? Literally, there are always seats available near the front. What if members “fought” who could have the front seats because all they were concerned about was the worship and preaching time? Would we experience a visit from God by setting aside everything to solely focus on Him? Sunday is coming… why not try it?