Emersyn and Mckinley are at a fun age. They are completely entertained by the silliest of things, especially their big brother. It’s been a blast to see them interact lately. I think Baylen’s starting to see them as playmates instead of babies who lay there and have nothing to offer him. He loves to visit them. He’ll hold up his dinosaur and say, “Roarrrr!” He’ll bring them ducks and say “Quack! Quack!” He’ll babble at them. He’ll simply walk across the room and he gets both heads to turn. No matter what he does, they are captivated by him. He’s their big brother, and they think he’s the coolest person ever. As I’ve watched how captivated they are by him, I’ve asked myself:
“What am I captivated by?” What does it take for me to turn my head? Is it worth my attention? I want to make sure I’m spending my time being in awe of holy things. I can’t afford to be distracted by the fleeting materialism that the world has to offer. I want to be mesmerized by things the Lord provides. We have the ability to choose what we focus on. We need to be intentional, not turning our gaze to every little thing that crosses our path. The distractions are endless, but we are called to more. If I’m going to be captivated by the One who deserves it, I need to make sure I’m weeding out the things that don’t.
Lord, thank you for the things you teach me through interactions with my kids. Thank you for giving us a mind and eyes of our own that we can choose to use to bring YOU glory. Please help me not to get distracted, but to be captivated by YOU, the author and creator of all things good!
*This post is part of a 31 Day Challenge to write about Seeing God in Ordinary Moments. Visit my landing page here for links to all the posts.