Reverend Dr. William H. Curtis

Sacred Attentiveness

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15-16 (NKJV)

God is doing things with respect to your life that you can only respond to in faith.

He is doing things outside of your intellectual embrace, outside of your capacity to see it or to emotionalize it. God is doing things in secret and the only response that is appropriate as an offering to Him when you can't figure it out is to have faith. 

Some things can't be revealed to us early. Some things can't be revealed to us completely. And the reason is because the offering God expects at times is to trust in Him even when we are working with an incomplete map.

Sometimes, God's plans transcend our expectations. The question is, will you endure for Him when He is pushing you beyond the border of your strength?

You have to accept that God is working at times, not within, but outside of our intelligent anticipations. And this calls for sacred attentiveness—learning to pay attention to more than you see and more than you feel.

There have been times when your sight has betrayed you. And there have been times when your emotionality made decisions based on errant data. That’s why we must learn to cultivate sacred attentiveness—because sight and feelings aren’t enough. We must walk in faith as well.