As I read in II Peter about our coming residency with our Lord, and thought on our hope in him, an incorruptible treasure, an inheritance in heaven, a crown of glory, I wondered of there were others like me who have become not so eager for God's promises and even presence - not because we don't care but because it's being drowned out, overwhelmed by the offerings of the world.
Have I ceased to notice that much in today's world mocks the righteousness and holiness of God? Am I becoming careless in speech and actions as I dive into the offered pleasures, my self gratification. Maybe not in the BIG sins, but the little careless and selfish acts.
Deuteronomy 32:6 Do you thus repay the LORD, you foolish and senseless people? Is not he your father, who created you, who made you and established you?
This was a part of Moses's exhortation to the children of Israel just before he handed the reins over to Joshua. It is as true today as it was then - for me right now, as I seek the face of God - to find my focus, joy and peace in him, and begin to discern those areas in my life that tune him out.