Focus, Tim, focus!

  • A biblical command I often repeat to myself:

“Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on the earth.”  Colossians 3:2

  • Quotes from my pastor on Sunday:

“God’s direction doesn’t always appear best from our  perspective.”

“To get to the Promised Land, you have to go through the wilderness.”

  • From my reading this morning:

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.  In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.  1 Peter 1:3-9

  • Encouraging words from an email this morning:

“He is in control.”

Jodi has pneumonia.  My three youngest children quite possibly have strep (dr. visit @ 2PM).  Numerous visits to the doctor, a variety of medicines, and a visit to the ER equate to some serious financial “Ouch!”  My future is foggy as we continue to wait upon God to reveal what He has planned for my career.

“…even though now for a litttle while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials…”

Focus, Tim, focus!

I bet you’ve had weeks like the one I am living.  Tough stuff.  High stress.  Little sleep.  I don’t know what helps you, but I am thankful today for truth (see quotes above).  I am grateful for the truth contained in the Word of God and for the truth uttered by friends.  It can be difficult to honor God in the difficulties of life, but I deeply desire to do so.

Focus, Tim, focus!

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