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A Choice Distraction.

Sometimes I find myself easily distracted. Am I alone here? In life, we tend to get buried with the tyranny of the urgent. This is true spiritually as well as physically. Sometimes in our hurried, self gratifying tendencies, we are distracted by the good things and often find ourselves settling for God’s good, instead of holding out for God’s best ...- we settle for convenience and comfort with God, instead of holding out for strong passionate pursuit and worship of His holiness. There is a story involving Yogi Berra, the well-known catcher for the New York Yankees, and Hank Aaron, who at that time was the chief power hitter for the Milwaukee Braves. The teams were playing in the World Series, and as usual Yogi was keeping up his ceaseless chatter, intended to pep up his teammates on the one hand, and distract the Milwaukee batters on the other. As Aaron came to the plate, Yogi tried to distract him by saying, “Henry, you’re holding the bat wrong. You’re supposed to hold it so you can read the trademark.” Aaron didn’t say anything, but when the next pitch came he hit it into the left-field bleachers. After rounding the bases and tagging up at home plate, Aaron looked at Yogi Berra and said, “I didn’t come up here to read.” So, I ask; “What did I come up here to do?” Or even better, “God, what is it that You want for me? Are there things that I sometimes worship more than You? Have I become distracted in my worship and my passionate desire of You?” Pastor and author Tim Keller offers this potent definition of sin: "Sin isn't only doing bad things, it is more fundamentally making good things into ultimate things. Sin is building your life and meaning on anything, even a very good thing, more than on God. Whatever we build our life on will drive us and enslave us. Sin is primarily idolatry." Worship is more than music. It’s life! My family, my words, actions, relationships, activities, and interests, my work – everything I am and everything I do – I do as an act of worship for Jesus Christ. In Mark 11, Jesus clears the Temple and restores worship. He does the same with me – challenges me to evaluate my life in every single area and make needed changes – even the good things. Everyone one of us deals with easily can I lay it down to the glory of God and restore my worship?

I'm coming back to the heart of worship And it's all about You All about You, Jesus I'm sorry Lord for the thing I've made it When it's all about You It's all about You Jesus

Lord Jesus, is there anything that I have made more important than You?

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