I can begin my morning by reading the Bible, and I feel very close to God. An hour later, I step out the front door, start thinking about the day ahead, and the nearness I felt to God disappears. I am often surprised at how easily my attention is diverted away from Him. Then the thought occurred to me that there will be both. There will be both moments of feeling near to Him, and times when I will be distracted and preoccupied. There will be both.