How do you feel when you set out to spend some time with someone you care about and they make it a point to say, “See this phone? I’m turning it off so that I can focus entirely on you and on us and on what we are doing right now.” That action no doubt causes you to feel cherished, valued and loved. 
 
What God wants from us is much more than a nod, salute or a high-five when we walk by.
 
What God wants from us is much more than a nod, salute or a high-five when we walk by. He doesn’t want a glance or a simple pause as we go about our day, although those things are nice. But those things cannot serve as the foundation for your knowing of God. He desires and deserves your full attention, effort and focus. God has intricately woven each of us together, predicated on His intended destiny for us (Psalm 139:13; Jeremiah 1:5). The least He’d like in return is a bit of focus on Him—a bit of devotion to Him. 
 
He desires and deserves your full attention, effort and focus.
 
Make it a priority of meeting with Him regularly even if it’s just for a short amount of time and allow those times to grow in time as you come to recognize His voice more and more each day. Pray simply, “Lord, I want to know You. Show me Your glory.” Then open your eyes and buckle your seatbelt because that is a prayer He will gladly answer for you.
 

 

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About The Author

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.



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