I have a necklace that I really like, it’s a cross and a map of Africa, separate, but hanging together on one chain. When I put it on in the morning, I make sure the cross is resting on top of Africa, but I have noticed that it often drifts back behind. I put it back on top if I notice it has drifted, or if I think of it throughout the day. This necklace scenario nails my relationship with God. A book that I’ve started, plus some recent conversations, have brought this out ever so clearly! I try to start my days with bible and prayer, giving work and worries to the Lord, but somehow, during the day, I forget and take everything back into my hands and Africa ends up hiding the cross. What I consider most important certainly shows in my words and actions. Oh, how I long for being able to keep God in front of my eyes and in my heart 24/7, first before my work and my plans and my everyday life. May the Lord have mercy and grant a fierce hunger for his love and his direction, ie his work and his plans, all day every day.