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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, and a lot going on. The pressure and anxiety had 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.

    I really didn't have time to pray or read my Bible much with all of this going on. I wanted to, but it just got squeezed out of the day by one important thing after another by living a life of emergencies. I was becoming "unfruitful." Jesus said:

    "What was sown among the thorns, this is he who hears the word, but the cares of this age and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful." (Matthew 13:22 WEB).

    We spend our health trying to obtain wealth, then the wealth trying to recover our health. When I finally did slow down and prayed, the Lord said: "Why not let me be God for a while?"

    See, once again, I had lost my focus, and Jesus Christ was no longer the Lord of my life. Calling Him Lord gives Him a title. It is doing what He said that makes Him your Lord. In my hustle and bustle, I had replaced Him as the center of my life. My focus was on me or my problems, depending on the trouble of the day.

    Put God first in your life. Talk to Him like a friend. Inquire of Him when making decisions, and invite Him to be a part of your day. Then the other things will begin to 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 WEB). When you do lose yourself in the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4 WEB).

    So let God be in charge for a while today, and stop trying to be Him. The Lord can handle the pressure. He can carry a lot more than you can. 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 Lord 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. Amen!

    Note: "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.' (John 5:14) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Thank you for this new day and you are my focus! ❤️
Sep 11
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Patricia Stokes
Patricia Stokes

This was a great reminder that we must keep our focus on God at all times, and make Him, Lord in and over our circumstances. Speaking for myself, it gets extremely exhausting having to think and maintain every singal decsion in my life, I need God as Lord over every area of my life, it really does take the strain, pressure and anxiety off of me, and isn't that what GOD wants to do for us anyway? In return, all He asks from us is to serve & honor Him, what a great gift. Wonderful passage Pastor Dion.

Sep 11
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen Patricia!

Sep 11
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen!

Sep 11
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Dear God, may you always be my only focus. Amen!

Thanks, Pastor, for this reminder 

Sep 11
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I want You to be my only focus because I know everything will fall into place.

Sep 11
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father,  Thank you for being in my life,  for Your Grace & Mercy. You are always first with me. AMEN

Sep 11
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Knowing God is here for me builds my strength Praise God Praise Jesus Amen 

Sep 11
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen, Thank you Pastor. Let GOD be GOD! AMEN!

Sep 11
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen

Sep 11
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Please guide us today and give us strength for your Grace. Amen 

Sep 11
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Sep 11
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen, I want You to be my focus Father! Great devotional Pastor Dion

Sep 11
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Your description of day-to-day life was so familiar, Pastor Dion. Thank you for sharing the solution! Lord, I want You to be first in my life. Be my single focus. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

Sep 11
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Yvette York
Yvette York

I Need More Of You Lord Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Sep 11
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Sep 11
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Bella Colliander
Bella Collianderedited: Sep 11

This happens so easily and so many won't admit it and go to God to have it corrected.  Thank you Pastor Dion, nicely done. Have a blessed day.

 

Sep 11
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen !!! Dear Heavenly Father, please, by the power of Thy Holy Spirit, let me never ever loose my focus on You, and You alone, may You always be the center of my life, that is my solemn wish and prayer in the Holy name of Jesus Christ, Amen !!!

Sep 11
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

Sep 11
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen 

Sep 11
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord, amen 

Sep 11
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 11
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen!

Sep 11
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen, please help me to focus more on you Lord and less on the problems of this world, Do your will in my life, remove anything that's holding me back and speak to me in a way I can understand. In Jesus'name I pray amen!❤️????????????

Sep 11
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

I have been working so much and I have not had much time to pray to the Lord. I am scheduled to work six days a week. For some reason I got sick and was not able to work. But even inspite of my sickness I still thought about God. I would sometimes pray for 20 minutes and It did not seem that I would be praying that long. But I love God so much. That those twenty minutes of prayer would seem like it was less. God is good. 

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