A few years ago, I was making my daily commute to downtown St. Louis. The drive was typical for a Monday morning, but on this day my disdain for being stuck in the car resulted in some distracted driving and a little fender bender. After surveying the accident, the other driver and I decided there was no visible damage so there was nothing to worry about. Little did I know, the piece directly under my bumper was shattered into pieces.
I often excuse distraction just like this. There is no visible damage so I assume there is nothing to worry about. And many times this is my pattern during corporate worship. I love to sing praise to God, but It’s so easy to let my mind drift to my to-do list or how full I feel after dinner.
Psalm 48:9 says, Oh God we meditate on your unfailing love as we worship in your temple.
How often do we meditate on God’s unfailing love while we worship at church? We sing, of course. But do we truly focus our minds on His love and consider how that love has changed our lives?
Make this your goal during worship this weekend! Evaluate the distractions that keep you from meditating on God’s love. Those distractions can seem harmless, but anything that keeps us from experiencing communion with God is something to pay attention to.
Sam Brown is a founding plant team member at The Table. For the past 5 years she has served on our Leadership Team and oversees all communications aspects as a member on our staff.