Look at Me!
Look at Me!
I find myself saying this all too often to my kids as they are staring at their phones or locked into the ipad,
It is so easy for them to get trapped in their screen playing games and so frustrating for me to try to get their attention they are distracted by something so meaningless. I find myself saying “Please look at me!!” more than I would like.
I find myself so frustrated by my kid’s lack of responsiveness and yet…. can this also be true of me…….?
I feel like God has been showing me – “Kristy -do you see how I feel?” “Look at Me”! I too constantly get trapped up and distracted by my own meaningless things and pursuits and tend to neglect that which is most important!
I read this the other day in Jesus Calling and it resonated with me.
“The electronic age keeps my children “wired” much of the time, too tense to find Me in the midst of their moments. I built into your very being the need for rest. How twisted the world has become when people feel guilty about meeting this basic need! How much time and energy they waste by being always on the go, rather than taking time to seek My direction for their lives.
I want you to blaze a trail for others who desire to live in My peaceful presence. I have chosen you less for your strengths than for your weaknesses, which amplify your need for me.”
We interviewed several girls who feel like their dads did a great job in raising them – a consistent theme was that their dads took their faith seriously. Their dads saw their need for Jesus and responded by leaning into Him. Interesting that one of the top 3 things girls thought their dads did well in raising them was to place importance on their own faith. They “blazed the trail” for their daughters.
Parents – let’s listen to this. We can run around, keep ourselves busy, stay “wired” ourselves much of the time and lose sight of the importance of slowing down and acknowledging our need for time seeking after God in our lives.
I think He is saying “Please – Look at Me”. He is far more patient than I am – but what He has to say is far more important!
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