Sorry about not writing for a while. I’m back. I’m full of new ideas for new posts.
I have found that a lot changes after becoming a mom. Here’s been my new challenge: praying while taking care of a toddler. I find myself keeping one eye open while praying (anywhere and everywhere). I’m too afraid of what might happen, if I don’t keep my open eye on my little one.
This has been on my mind a lot lately. Sometimes it bothers me that I can’t shut both eyes. Oh sure, I pray when I’m alone. In order to do that I get up early, but then I have to keep both eyes open for fear I’ll fall asleep. I admit it. I have fallen asleep while praying. Sorry God. Anyway, I feel like my attention is diverted away from God, when I keep one eye open.
I think, though, God’s been using that struggle in my life as a reminder. Whenever I find myself in this predicament, it has sort of become this reminder to me. In order to have stuff to pray for I have to know what is going on – what needs to be prayed about. In order for stuff to be prayed about I have to make time to pray. Every time I pray with one eye open, it reminds me that I’ve got to know what’s going on in this world. I need to keep my eyes “open.” It also reminds me that I can’t stop praying. I need to keep my eyes “closed.”
God desires for us to come to Him with prayers, so I’ll pray with one eye open.
This is written by Kathleen Blackey, follower of Jesus and co-pastor at First Baptist Church.