Was reading in Matthew today. I try to read atleast five chapters a day, but today just barely got through one. Mathew Six is just so full of stuff, it is hard not to wander off in your mind contemplating after just about every verse.
I like the Messages version of this scripture
Here is what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won't be tempted to role play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.
It is just a reminder not only to pray, but not to cheapen our relationship with God by making a public spectacle of it.
It is fine to compliment my wife in public, to give her flowers, to kiss her on the cheek. Infact its important even, however, how much of that is about me? How easy is it for me to take the opinions of others about me to heart, and really focus on those things. Oh, he is such a good man, see how he loves his wife!
What really creates a deep relationship is when it is just the two of us, and we talk. When I tell her how beautiful she is for no other reason than it is true. When I listen to her. When I just allow our connection to be, sitting silently in each others arms.
I hope my intimacy with God grows, and it wouldn't hurt me to work on my other relationships as well.