Devotions from Judy’s heart

When I was swimming in the pool of our hotel in the mountains, I was glad to be all alone as I like to pray while I swim. But in the pool were several floating noodles that would keep drifting into my path and impeding my progress. Finally I removed them all and could swim freely. In our lives there can be even good things that inhibit our freedom and progress if they distract us from the best.  Just like the noodles that are good since they can help keep children afloat, but they can also become distractions if we have to keep changing our course of action.  Each of us may be distracted by different things but whatever gets our focus rather than the Lord, is a hindrance in our walk with Him. We are told many times in scripture to pay attention, listen, hear, etc, and it is important that we are not distracted by many things and other voices that want our attention. As it says in I Peter 1:19, “You will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.”