Jesus Christ should always be our focus. Always? Yep. We never ever go wrong when we focus on God and lift Him up in importance and praise and worship in our life. It is never time spent poorly, you never regret it, it is never a waste, you never have to confess afterwards, it is as it should be. This is true in church, in our homes, in school, in work, in the car- especially in the car-, at the store, in lines, at the bank, etc. Focusing on Jesus Christ will never lead you the wrong way and never be unrewarded. It is always the right thing to do. Pray, read your Bible, admire His creation, be still and listen, praise and worship. This will change your life and maybe those around you. Test this and see. Try it and be blessed. God strengthen and bless you in this invaluable focus experiment today!😄❤
“Let me help you get through this day. There are many possible paths to travel between your getting up in the morning ad your l u in down at night. Stay alert to the many choice – points along the way, being continually aware of my presence. You will get through this day one way or the other. One way is to moan and groan, stumbling along with shuffling feet. This n will get you to the end of the day eventually, but there is a better way. You can choose to walk with me along the path of peace, leaving on me as much as you need. There will still be difficulties along the way, but you can face them confidently in my strength. Thank me for each problem you encounter, and watch to see how I transform trials into blessings.”❤
~1 Corinthians 10:10; Luke 1:79; 2 Samuel 22:29-30
Recently, I have been blessed with hope from friends and my Great Aunts in high places. I am so blessed to have them. I do not people often because people are often times all about themselves and I think too much of myself as it is. I want and have (praise God!) friends who focus on God. That is where I want to be. I don’t want company in the dirt, I want to be lifted up into the air. I want to be closer to Jesus Christ, my Savior. Another source of hope was my fantastic devotional Jesus Calling. It point me to Jesus all the time and is worded from the Bible as a note to me from Jesus directly. And I have found myself randomly just blurt out “I trust you, Jesus” and that helps focus me on what is important. My strength is in the Lord, no matter how strong I am. I am just a little girl without the power of the resurrection and Holy Spirit. God is so good and I am so blessed to remind me of that. 😄❤
We had more ups and downs today than you can imagine. I have a pre-teen, a teenager and a husband, all whose moods shift and flow like the tides. Happy one minute, angry the next, all looking to me for their happiness and needs to be met. I get phone calls out of nowhere to hire me. I get a dog attack me at the dog park as I walk in. I get yelled at for not having the kids ready for bed a full half hour before bedtime. I have attacks of my intelligence because someone forgot we are going to visit and help my Great Aunts tomorrow. I have a Sam’s Club run, which is exhausting and time consuming, and put things away. I am proud of having school done despite all these things in addition successfully with the dog park and an early 1.7 mile run and then be told I was a bad mother.
And yes, for once I was on a bit of a pity party and overwhelmed today. My usual steady peace and joy was stirred but not shaken. And all the way to my shower right before bed, I was tempted to run off to live in the woods somewhere.
Then something “no duh” happened to me that changed all that andbrough back my normal peace and joy at easy state. Was it a magic duck? Was it a special chocolate pie? Did I win a luxury cruise for one? Did a masseuse knock on my door? No, none of that. It was simpler and far more important.
I read my Bible and prayed. In doing so, I realized I had allowed in distraction and discouragemnt. It was my choice. I did not stand against it but allowed it in so in it came in droves. I forgot the most important thing is the most important thing… my constant line of communication and closeness to Jesus Christ. I dropped that precious ball onto my heart and it hurt.
So tomorrow, I start with my prayer run and Bible reading and keep the conversation with Jesus going all day. Tomorrow, I stand. Glad I figured it out before more days like this. Truth be told, I thank God for reminding me.😄❤
Matthew 5, 6 & 7 is the Sermon on the Mount, arguably the strongest teaching from Jesus on how to live. Here, He corrects errors of heart. Here is the insight:
Thr Sermon on the Mount is teaching on how to obey the law (Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind and love your neighbor as yourself.) Only Jesus says to do this humbly and from the heart and WITH GRACE.
And this is the revolution Jesus led. That of grace and forgiveness, doing what is right humbly from the inside out with forgiveness.❤