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Focus Lost

  • Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth. Psalms 46:10 WEB

    Another busy day with so much to do, and so many bills, the pressure and anxiety kept me up most of the night. It seemed like I spent most of my time these days trying to solve tomorrow's problems before they got here, and don't even get me started on the news. On top of that, I felt tired all the time from stress, worry, and lack of sleep.

    With all of this going on, I really did not have time to pray or read my Bible much. I wanted to, it just got squeezed out of the day by one important thing after another by living a life of emergencies. Jesus said: 'What was sown among the thorns, this is he who hears the word, but the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful' (Matthew 13:22). I was becoming 'unfruitful'.

    We spend our health trying to obtain wealth, then spend the wealth trying to recover our health. When I did slow down and pray for a while, the Lord said "Why not let me be God for a while?" I guess in my hustle and bustle that I had replaced Him as the center of my life. Once again, I had lost my focus. He was no longer the God of my life, either I was, or my problems, depending on what day it was.

    Put God first in your life, talk to Him, inquire of Him when making decisions, invite Him to be a part of your day, and then the other things will fall into place automatically. Jesus said: 'But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well' (Matthew 6:33). When you do lose yourself in the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).

    Let God be God for a while today and stop trying to be Him. He can carry much more than you can. He can handle the pressure. He can see what is coming and prepare you for it. Sometimes we just need to be still and let God, be the God of our life.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please send the Comforter to me today, teach me about You, guide my steps and help me make the right decisions. I want You to be the focus of my life. You are my God. I choose You. Please give me the grace to make it so, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning, ladies it's Thankful Thursday at our "Ladies in Distress" group! You are all welcome to share how God has bless you this week (this is a private group, so if you have any trouble joining, just post a note somewhere on the website and we will help :))! Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Oh Lord, you are amazing God.....Help us to put you first in our daily life for we need you Jehovah! I ❤️ You Jehovah!
Apr 26
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Apr 26
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Blessings to you!!
Apr 26
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Apr 26
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Apr 26
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord

Apr 26
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Hallelujah! Amen.

Apr 26
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Apr 26
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

  "Be still and know that I am God" 

Thank you Fathe Lord....

 

Apr 26
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

I love this reminder today! Let God be God—I choose You! Thank you, Pastor Dion, for a most excellent prayer for the start of a busy day!

Apr 26
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen Dear God please forgive me of putting other things in my life instead of you. God I will let you be God for today. Lord please see me through this day guide and protect me and my family. Thank you Pastor Todd for today devotion Focus lost.

Apr 26
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Yes, Amen! Put God first in my life! Thank you Pastor Dion for this message!

Apr 26
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

AMEN  thank you Lord for another day love and God bless 

Apr 26
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen. To know good and evil isn't all that it's cracked up to be. To know God is everything........

Apr 26
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

My Lord, You have been my comforter and hope through out my whole life. Help me to leave my worries of tomorrow on Your hands and to be more closest to You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor, I certainly needed this.

 

Apr 26
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you!!

Apr 26
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Help us to be patient and wait for your time. Guide us and give us strength.We love you Jesus. Amen 

Apr 26
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. Being still can be very difficult. We so desire to fix things ourselves. We get caught up in our trials and circumstances and spend all of our time trying to remedy the situations. It is only when we give it our all and we fail that we seek God and finally learn to be still. We come to Him as a last resort and that is why we have to be taught to wait. If we would only come to Him first, our waiting would be shortened and our blessing of answered prayer would arrive, for our faith would make us well and we would be able to go in peace. 

Apr 26
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Evan Force
Evan Force

This was definitely a timely devotional for me and the Lord spoke directly to me through it.  Thank you!

Apr 26
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Prayer: 

Oh Lord, my God, please teach me patience and help me to patiently wait on You and Your will for my life. I'm so sorry for all the past times, when I lost my focus, made all the problems and other priorites the center of my life, instead of centering on you and your will for my life. Please help me to be still and wait on you, in Jesus name I ask and pray, Amen!

Apr 26
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Thank you Pastor Dion, I really needed to hear this today!!!

Apr 26
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

GLORYTO GOD IN THE HIGHEST, WE PRAISE thee AND THANK thee FOR YOU WILL ALWAYS BE OUR GOD today, tomorrow and forever.

Apr 26
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Praise God for this on time word. Continue to be a blessing...

Apr 26
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

What honesty!  Inventory! The Holy Spirit speaking with you... guidance, correction conversation with Him . He speaks in love to pull us back on the path with Him. Walking along side of Him taking in His presence for a caring moment because He sees the load on us, the focus all these things and many other distractions the all of such that has changed our focus.....He does this because of His love for us.  Thank you, Lord.  Shepherd of Sheperds.  I think of the writing I read long ago on Psalm 23 describing sheep and need of a shepherd.  Caringly a shepherd filled with love.  A protector for the sheep from a shepherd who cares nothing or knows not anything about love.  I see growing up in an alcoholic home in a neighborhood where satanism was practiced and as a child that was alone mostly where my chickens, dogs, cats, ducks,and rabbits were my best friends.  Jesus was there all the time watching over me and knocking at the door of my heart.  Didn't know what it meant.  Dropped off at a church.  They gave me this little picture of Jesus knocking.  I found a little frame to keep it nice.   Staired at it all the time.  Brought it along to PA when we moved.  I got saved in '79.....fell in love with Jesus.  Recently had a hard time relating with Jesus.  Your devotional is lighting a flame in this dead piece of wood washed up on a shore line.

Apr 26
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Please Lord, help me keep my focus on You and on what You want me focused on and do not let me get distracted. Thank you, Lord. Amen.

Apr 26
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Yes I must be still and let God be God! Truth Amen 

Apr 26
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Apr 26
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  This is very timely for me.  Heavenly Father please send the Comforter to me today, teach me about You, guide my steps and help me make the right decisions. I want You to be the focus of my life. You are my God. I choose You. Please give me the grace to make it so, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

Apr 27
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE MAKING OF THE LEFT BEHIND 2 MOVIE  :)

Apr 27
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Apr 30