Lent 2020 | Day 24: “Awaken”

On several occasions as Jesus taught, he would say to the people, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear” (Matthew 11:15).

The act of hearing is not just allowing the sounds hit the eardrum. The idea is that we are supposed to be engaging our ability to reason. In the process we are able to learn, to reason, to make sense of what we have heard.

As we think about our focus for today, this was what came to mind. We live in a world that has been working on us. Trying to create a lifestyle of distractedness. Of not focusing on what matters. Of not paying attention to choices we are making or the life we are building.

Into this environment God is calling us to awaken. He is calling us to get up out of our slumber and engage in the world we live in. We are not supposed to allow live to happen to us. We are supposed to live our lives. Filling each moment with life. This is an active reality. It is something we must do intentionally. If we don’t, something will come along and try to take it for its own purposes.

As we continue are march toward Easter morning, I don’t know what is causing you to be distracted. But, I know this. You must ask God to help you snap out of it. I believe that God desires for us to be awake, alert, and making ready for the return of his Son.

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I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, and author. I am an avid Cubs fan and a lover of Chicago-style Deep Dish pizza.

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