Addicted to Distraction
In his letter, John, ever the “apostle of love”, says right at the outset, “We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And this fellowship of ours is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ.”
The kind of intimacy which the Father has invited us into is the kind in which the Holy Spirit searches out the “deep things of God”, even “the thoughts of God” and reveals them to our spirits. It is a kind of wordless communion which can only be spiritually discerned (1 Corinthians 2).
Our communion with the Father makes Satan incredibly jealous and he has devised many strategies over the millennia to disrupt it. Jesus warned us about this and said, “the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.” I believe this is Satan’s most effective strategy against us, in a word – distraction.