Devotions from Leighton Ford’s book, The Attentive Life
May our first reality of the day be that at dawn ( and long before) God is paying attention to us. “He creates each new day of our life as a gift. As day breaks, He calls us to be a people who pay attention, who watch over his world as He watches over us.”
In the spiritual sense of the first light of day, how did we awaken to God? Was it like a thunder bolt much like the apostle Paul, or was it a gradual lightening like those who have always seemed to know God was there?
There is no set formula for becoming attentive to God who is there. But God who loved us before we were born, reaches out to each of us in the ways He knows will best awaken the seed that has been planted in us from eternity.
The first step for us upon awaking may simply be, “God, I am here,” as we greet Him to begin our day. The exact form doesn’t matter but what matters is the reality.
C.S. Lewis said, “May it be the real I who speaks. May it be the real Thou that I speak to.