Ed Young Television Devotional
Title: Overcoming Distraction
Topics: Christmas, Jesus, Influence, Purpose, Hope, Gift, Pursuit
“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.’” Matthew 2:1-2
When confronted with the birth of Jesus, the Magi, Herod, and the religious leaders all had different reactions. The Magi were intense in their pursuit of Jesus. They had heard about Him and sought Him with all they had. They overcame difficulty, distance, distraction, and danger all so they could bow at the feet of the newborn King.
We have an opportunity every day to be intense in our pursuit of Jesus. But during this season, how often does that pursuit get put on the backburner because of all the distractions? Don’t allow the busy-ness of this Christmas season to distract you from the purpose of this Christmas season. Set your eyes on the Savior, and do all you can to pursue Him today.
Admit to God where you are lacking in your pursuit of Him. Pray for the determination and discipline to focus on Jesus, especially when other things begin to distract you.
Take time today to get away from the distractions. Turn off your phone (yes, there’s an “off” function), get away from your normal activities, and simply take a few minutes to pray for God to remind you of what this season is all about!
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