Last Wednesday was Valentine’s Day and also the start of Lenten Season. For weeks leading up to Lent I struggled on what I would “sacrifice”. Then it came to me as I was tapping my hands on my steering wheel while listening to a local Christian station. I was tapping and singing and praising God, and then I realized without skipping a beat that I was singing and tapping to some random song. Just like that, my attention went elsewhere. How long had my attention been so easily distracted?
Valentine’s day was the perfect day for me to reevaluate my relationship with God. It was time that I was honest with myself. God loves me unconditionally but what am I doing to reciprocate his love? What effort am I putting into this relationship? How can I improve my relationship? I thought about the signs of a healthy relationships and realized that God deserved that plus more. He deserves my love. He deserves my praise. He deserves my trust. He deserves attention. He deserves to be a priority. He deserves to be respected.