The prompt this week is ‘focus‘. As I’ve alluded to in past posts I have trouble with focus sometimes. I’m like that dog in the sweet movie Up…I can be rolling along intent on getting something done, things progressing wonderfully, and all of a sudden like it’s ‘squirrel!!!’ Then I’m off and running in the opposite direction – working on something totally different. My husband finds it maddening because I have several unfinished projects all over the house. Personally, I think it makes life interesting.
The only time it really bothers me is when I’m trying to do my Bible devotions. I have a hard time focusing on things I’m reading and hearing what God has to say when I’ve got a bunch of unfinished stuff that needs to be done. I tend to rush through them so I can get back to other stuff. That’s no good at all. When I do that I miss out.
See, God wants us to slow down and focus on what He has for us. When we open up His Word and take our time we can be blessed, we can catch stuff we didn’t know already, and we can find answers to prayer. It’s easier to be in tune with our Father when our focus is right where it should be…on Him.
***As an aside to this little post I woke up this morning thinking about what I said, and the words to a beautiful hymn that we sing at church kept coming to mind. I feel led to include them here. Not sure if they’re for someone else who might read this or maybe even just for me – but here goes:
~~~ Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus ~~~
O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
O’er us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conqu’rors we are!
His Word shall not fail you—He promised;
Believe Him, and all will be well:
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!