“The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction” (Proverbs 16:21 NIV)

On Sunday, March 1st, it was Fellowship Day at Morning Gate Church. While I was waiting near the end of the lineup that was moving forward into the Fellowship Room, I started to strike up a conversation with a “young” 85 years of age person. I asked the question, “how could I pray for you?” With an unexpected but joyful response, that person mentioned that she could drive herself to and from places and get herself to church; she mentioned that her health has been well. I observed her patience while waiting in line and her friendly smile and willingness to connect with me.

I valued having to wait in that line because of that person’s attentiveness and faithfulness. She loves God and others. She was able to bring joy to me, herself and praise to God.

God is part of our everyday life!

Our Heavenly Father, thank you for your attentiveness you provide to us. Forgive us for being pursuers of our needs and time rather than being attentive. Thank you for providing us with opportunities to refocus on what truly matters. We ask for continued encouragement so we can improve on being able to give fully to life with fewer distractions. We ask this in Jesus name. Amen.