Spiritual formation begins when we acknowledge Jesus as the one true sovereign among the many possible sovereigns.
We are so easily distracted. Needs, real and imagined, external and internal, impose themselves upon our hearts and we are drawn away from the intention to love our one true sovereign. If Jesus is the context that explains the significance of everything, then attempting to fill our needs apart from him is at least foolishness, if not something worse.
And yet, the distractions, and our vulnerability, remain.
For me, the Sunday and Tuesday crew help me remain steadfast (assuming my intentional involvement in the matter) in two distinct ways. First, they help me passively by watching me: knowing a group of Christian siblings is caring for my soul reminds me who I am. Second, they help me by sharing their own struggles: though I am further along the path in years, it is good to know we all struggle.
How has your church, family, small group, etc. helped you remain steadfast amidst distraction?