From the moment you wake in the morning until your eyes close at bedtime, distractions surround you. The task list doubles, the phone rings, the texts arrive, and the emails roll in. You can pour every ounce of your attention into those things, or you can intentionally turn to the things that will last longer than today: the presence of God in the world and in your soul and the souls around you. Put your phone down and remember to look up: at the sky, at the trees, at the ceiling, at the faces around you. Nothing will ever substitute for the things off screen.
“Look up to the skies above, and gaze down on the earth below. For the skies will disappear like smoke, and the earth will wear out like a piece of clothing. The people of the earth will die like flies, but my salvation lasts forever. My righteous rule will never end!” (Isaiah 51:6 NLT)