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Mobile phones, laptops, hand-held PCs and electronic organisers can become our slave drivers. We need to stop and ask ourselves, 'Can God interrupt me? Can He get my attention short of a catastrophe?' Some of your 'God experiences' will happen when you're preoccupied with something else. So pray that you'll be sensitive enough to realise it's God, and respond to Him rather than the pressures around you. If you decide to pursue your own agenda instead of God's, don't be surprised when you run into a brick wall and end up asking, 'What went wrong?' The answer is, you didn't take time for God!
Look at Mary and Martha when Jesus visited their home in Bethany. Martha's focus was on cooking dinner for Him; Mary's was on soaking up every word He spoke. Now both are necessary, but when forced to choose between the two the Lord will always choose the one who sits at His feet in adoration and learns from Him. Listen to the words of a couple who'd just encountered Christ on the Emmaus Road following His resurrection, yet they didn't recognise Him: '..."Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road...?"' (Luke 24:32 NKJV). God can give you a solution or a strategy 'on the road' that will solve a problem waiting for you at work. He can de-stress you so you sail confidently through a test in school. He can give you direction for the future while you're doing mundane things around the house. All He requires is that you be sensitive to Him, available to Him, and responsive to Him.