When I focus on myself, I see the problems, feel the pain, see my flaws, limit my view, want more, etc. It is ugly.
However, when I focus on Jesus–read His Word and pray all the time–, I have pece and joy, see other’s needs, want to help people, minimize my pain, see solutions, see glory and beauty in myself and others, increase my view and vision etc. It is beautiful.
Thus, I am very foolish indeed if I focus on myself rather than Jesus Christ. I choose to be wise and focus on Christ. I choose this right now and will choose it again in a minute or hour or as often as needs be to create the habit. 😄❤
If I keep in my head and heart that I am always with or working for and with Jesus Christ, life is incredibly peaceful inside. When I focus on Jesus and my relationship with Him, I have energy for the moment and strength and integrity. I am therefore a better person, useful to my family and society, never alone, encouraging to anyone in my path. Because of me and my gifts? A little, but much moreso because Jesus Christ is so perfect and good that people are touched by our closeness to Him. We don’t have to be perfect to make a difference and be the light; we just have to be as close to Jesus Christ as possible. His goodness will trickle down through us to love on everyone we see. And all we need to remember constantly and pray is that w are always about Jesus Christ.❤😄
John 16:7. ‘”But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9. about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10. about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11. and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. 12. “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”‘
I dwell on wisdom. These are things I contemplate, having always preferred the deep truths to shallow half truths. I find I have been judgmental, which is not my right. I am sorry for this. I find the more truth I seek out, ask for, absorb, am given, the more foolish I am and the world system we endure. I find people, including myself for much of my life, seeking to fill our God – designed place for Him with temporary feel good schemes, pleasures, wealth, lies, momentary highs and sins of all flavors and kinds, all the while storing up great or momentary pleasures that go as easily as they come or leave behind pain. And all the while the great and powerful and surprisingly loving God who created us sees everything we do and answers every prayer in hopes that we are saved. Eternity looms, as it did for Noah as he built the ark right before the flood came and it was too late. People go about their business as then like they have all the time in the world, like God is not really ending the world soon as He warned because He has been merciful and patient so far, not wanting any to perish horribly for eternity. Eternity is a very long time. And here we are, all of us, comfortable or uncomfortable, as the moment allows, and thinking of ourselves, forgetting the sacrifice of His life Jesus Christ made and then was resurrected for us to be saved from eternal separation from God, love, goodness, etc. God says humbly obey and love me because I can and long to save you our of my love for you. We say, yeah thanks but I really want this fix now. When God is the only Healer who fixes your heart’s wounds permanently. And we do not have forever to do the right thing and make the right decision. We only have now for sure and face eternity whenever this life ends for us, the next drunk driver, a heart attack, cancer, some terrorist, a drug addict wants your stuff to sell for a brief high, whatever. We only have now for sure so we must decide to humbly obey and love God, accepting the sacrifice and resurrection of His Son for us. This is wisdom. This is truth. Nothing is deeper or simpler. Nothing is more beautiful and it is eternal, which is a very long time.❤
No matter what loss, Jesus is our comfort.
No matter what sorrow, Jesus stays with you.
No matter what sin, Jesus forgives.
No matter what changes, Jesus is constant.
No matter what foe, Jesus is stronger.
No matter what force or spirit, Jesus is more powerful.
No matter what hard times, Jesus is our hope.
No matter the disappointment, Jesus fulfills.
No matter the darkness, Jesus is the light.
No matter the ugliness, Jesus is beautiful.
No matter the need, Jesus provides the solution.
No matter the sickness, Jesus has the cure.
No matter the rejection, Jesus Christ loves and accepts you.
No matter the bleakness, Jesus Christ saves.❤❤❤