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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

    It was another busy day with so much to do, so many bills, so much going on, 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, 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 down the road 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.

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. These words bring comfort and peace to me. I will let God take over and guide me. Amen

December 14, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father, guide me Your way

December 14, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God let me be STILL. Amen 

December 14, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father,we love and worship you. Amen 

December 14, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

December 14, 2019
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen! This word is needed greatly especially this time of year!

December 14, 2019
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Susan Boyette
Susan Boyette

Thank you Pastor Dion. You really spoke to me today..

with this great devotional as I am sure you have to many others especially this time of year.   

Your devotionals are so encouraging.   God Bless and Merry Christmas 

December 14, 2019
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen!

December 14, 2019
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

God is in charge, Amen!

December 14, 2019
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

That first sentence of paragraph 3 is yet another gem! Sad but true, as my son has recently found.

December 14, 2019
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Perfect timing on this message, Pastor Dion! Joining you in this 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, Amen

December 14, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I trust in You, lead us in the way You wants us to go. Yes sometimes we forget that You are our best comforter to deal with our situation before we do. Give us the strength we need and to follow Your designs, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. Glory to Your Holy Name oh Lord. 

Thank you Pastor for this encouraging devotional, God bless you both. 

December 14, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 14, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 14, 2019
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

We will always choose you GOD.  PRAISE THE LORD

December 14, 2019
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

December 15, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!

December 15, 2019
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel

Thank you so much!! I really needed this. 

December 16, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

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