We live in a world of divided attention. We live in a world of multitasking. We can be reading emails, texting, on social media, and listening to music, all at the same time. So many of us today are always going, always doing, always having divided attention.
I know that I am. Perhaps that’s why one of today’s reading from Isaiah really hit me. Listen to what we are told in Isaiah 42: 8-9:
8 I am the Lord, that is my name;
my glory I give to no other,
nor my praise to idols.
9 See, the former things have come to pass,
and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth,
I tell you of them.
God tells us that He is the Lord. And His glory He will not give to another. He alone is God. He alone demands our attention and our worship. He alone demands, and deserves, to sit on the throne of our hearts.
Yet so often, just like with the rest of our lives, we are spiritual multitasking. We are giving God worship, but God is not the one ruling our hearts.
Our hearts may be ruled by fear.
Or a million other things. Today, God tells us that He is God. And His glory, He will not give to another. He alone is worthy of our praise and worship. He alone is worthy of our devotion.
God deserves our undivided loyalty and our undivided attention.
Today, in our lives, does God have that? With all that we are, today, may God have all that we truly are. May God have all of us, today, and each day.