Our Focal Point

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Why does it seem so difficult to turn the phone off, the laptop and television in order to quiet ourselves from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? We are so used to managing noise, agendas and relationships that keep us distracted, busy and overwhelmed most of the time. Juggling all of these things can lead to frustration, depression and confusion if we are not allowing God to be God IN all of it!

Our Heavenly Father gave us a command in Psalm 46, BE still!

Be still and KNOW that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations;
I will be exalted in the earth!

Be still before him, rest, take a deep breath…stop trying to figure it all out, stop trying to do it yourself. Being still is the ONLY way you will receive the second part…AND KNOW that I am God.

God wants you to let HIM be God in your life! This is how He is exalted among the nations and in the earth!

We have an assignment in this earth…a race that we must finish! Jesus is our focal point and we must first be still and allow God to speak into our hearts, move on our hearts and refresh our soul; Or it is inevitable that we become weary. In our quiet time with the Lord, we must lay it all down and surrender every area that is bringing heaviness and distraction, then leave it there at His feet.

In Hebrews 12:2 it says; let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus. In order to finish this race, we MUST focus on Jesus Christ and keep Him first.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father I need your help. Please open up my heart and reveal to me the areas that I need to surrender to you and then help me lay them all down here at your feet. Refresh me with your sweet Holy Spirit and your gentleness. Give me wisdom to approach the various situations in my life that seem daunting. Most of all Lord teach me how to quiet myself before you. In Jesus name, amen.

Scripture references:

Be still and KNOW that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations;
I will be exalted in the earth!

Psalm 46

Therefore, we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:1-2

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