Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding, ~ Proverbs 4:1
Sunday’s are full of inspiration. Radio stations play inspirational mixes in the mornings. Television and cable shows focus on inspiration and empowerment. Churches are full with people seeking a word. And if you check your email, you will likely find a few emails with inspiring tips for the upcoming week.
What speaks to our attention?
With so much coming at me, I know there is no way that I can retain it all. Not wanting to lose all of the value, I now take steps to make sure that I can recall what has been given
- I record the messages. I love to have my headphones on when I’m at work. (I think I work better with them). At least once a week, I listen to the Sunday Morning services or the Tuesday Bible Studies. I use the voice recorder on my phone and name the recordings with the date and speaker
- I keep notes. I am pretty sure that my pastor can tell when he says something that really hits home with me. I go from being fully attentive to writing frantically trying to capture something that he said. Yes, I have the recordings, but it does not compare to writing down an insprational thought right then and there.
Be inspired every day.
There is so much value that is given to us on Sundays. If we take intentional actions, we can access that value throughout our week. I no longer expect to ‘get it all‘ on Sunday. Sometimes, my greatest level of understanding just may come on a Thursday afternoon.
What great information did you hear today that you will intentionally keep with you? Recharge your day with intentional actions. Enjoy your tea!
Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Author, Blogger, Sipper of Tea