Daily Inspiration

 

 

December 7, 2022

 

FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS

 

            'Well known Christian Author and teacher, Joyce Meyer, a victim of childhood abuse, states, "Whatever we focus on, we become...Wherever we put our energies or our attention, those things will develop...Where the mind goes, the person will follow.  If you focus on the negative things in our life, we become negative people."

 

 

  I remember a woman telling me about having to break off a relationship with a friend because all that person focused on was the negative things, how  bad the kids were, how little her husband did etc.  "I started to think like her and had to give my head a shake because I had started to paint my kids and husband in the same negative brush and in reality I love my kids and husband dearly and by focusing on the negative, I wasn't helping myself or my relationship with them."

 

  Pastor Rick Warren, author of 'The Purpose Driven Life' says, "Faith is a verb.  It's active and not passive.  You have to exercise it.  Decision making is a faith building exercise--You use your muscles of faith.  If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat."

 

  It may seem difficult at first; it might seem unnatural but begin by focusing on the Author and Perfecter of your faith-Jesus Christ.  By being a follower of Jesus, you will see life as He intended.  You will look for the good in people, you will share good with people, you will overcome evil with good and as Rick Warren puts it, "happiness will be something you stumble over on your way to serving Jesus."

 

  I titled today’s Devotional, FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS as a reminder of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  “We are not three gods, and we are not talking about one god with three attitudes, like a man who is husband, father and worker.  I AM one God and I AM three persons, and each of the three is fully and entirely the one." The Shack

 

  When you pray to One you pray to all but with Jesus you have God in the flesh and the Father and the Holy Spirit encourage us to start there.' DF