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Monday, May 18, 2015
Focus First On God!
I will praise the LORD according to his
righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high. (Ps. 7:17)
There is a mystery, an aura about the living God that is designed to force us to trust Him, even when we cannot figure Him out (which is most of the time). . . .
The mystery is purposeful, because His overall plan is profound. . . . His plan is not designed to make us comfortable; it's designed to make us more like Christ, to conform us to His will. . . .
In this life, we have focus choices. We can focus on ourselves, we can focus on our circumstances, we can focus on other people, or we can focus on God. When you think biblically you focus first on God. Regardless of what you want, regardless of the circumstances you're under, regardless of what others say or think, regardless of how you feel, God and God alone is working out His great plan. And in the final tally, it will be fabulous!
The Mystery of God's Will
Focusing first on God can be far more difficult to do than many people think. There are so many different things that vie for our attention that it's sometimes very easy to take our focus or intended focus on God and then before we know it we are being pulled away from God and something and/or someone else becomes our sole focus. An excellent example is when Jesus was spending time with His disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane. During their time in the garden, the disciples fell asleep during their time of prayer. Jesus called them out and in the process exposed their lack of focus. As Christians, we must have an understanding that we must focus first on God. God knows exactly what will happen in our day long before we do. God provides us with the direction that we need to be able to live daily in a manner that will honor Him and glorify Him. All of this and so much more can be achieved when we maintain our focus on God throughout our entire day. So friends, have you been able to maintain your focus first and foremost on God? If so, what kind of challenges and blessings have you experienced as a result on maintaining your focus on God? Always remember, by you focusing on God first, there's always the possibility that God may reveal something to you that will be of significance to you or someone else you know. He may even reveal the intended harm that is coming your way. Our God is a supernatural God. He works beyond the realm of human understanding and insight. In whom or what will you give your first focus to? Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).