A nice reminder that we do not have to be perfect for our lord to use us to effect change. As this picture shows, he can and will use anyone!
I thank you lord that we can come to you for grace despite our flaws and defects. If i had to wait till i was perfect before i could approach you…well, you would be waiting for a lifetime. I ask that you use my life to help others while I am fortunate enough to walk on this earth. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Good morning from the beautiful island of Guam. God Bless!
Brothers and Sister, Im going to need some prayer sent my way. Negativity, doubt, being anxious, frustration, etc. have all flooded my emotions. I have a whole days worth or worrying in just one hour. It is days like this when i need to really focus on God.
Focusing on Christ is important for my faith (and sanity). By nature, I am the type of person that worries about everything. My mind would race and i would make even the most minuscule event turn into DEFCON 1. I would then focus on the problems solely and that would lead to that “sinking feeling” staying in my body for an extended period of time.
Late 2013, I found a technique that has helped me tremendously. I made a conscious effort to focus just as hard on Christ as my problems when that “sinking feeling” would come. Anytime negativity would come into mind, I would quickly focus on God. I would focus on the cross, his love, my victories, my blessings, my miracles, etc. I would place myself in a day dream state. Imagine a race horse with blinkers. The blinkers keep his his looking straight forward. In a race with everything happening around the horse, the horse remains focused on the finished line because of the blinkers. When i need to focus on Christ, I place my blinkers on. I focus straight up and keep my eyes on Christ. He is my prize… He is what i aim for. In the end, I would always say out loud victory on my behalf. Today, I said “May i always remember that in this world everything is temporary my final destination is with my savior.”
How do you stay focused on God’s grace?
May the good Lord, bless us, keep us, and deliver us from problems that come on a daily basis.
I love seeing the Lord in the little things. This was the view this morning from the beautiful island of Guam. One of my favorite stories in the bible growing up as a little kid. Noah and the ark and it all ended with a rainbow.
Have a good day everyone and to all in the east coast of the USA…stay warm!!!
A relationship with God is constant movement. It has it’s ups and downs, peaks and valley’s, etc. Even if you have a relationship with Christ, you are not guaranteed a comfortable life on this earth. Reason is simple. You were not made for this earth. If Jesus suffered on this earth, why should you be sheltered from the pain, suffering, and challenges that even our Lord went thru.
Always move forward. Always keep your eyes focused on Christ…in good times and in bad.
May the lord bless you, keep you, and fulfill all that you need until your time comes to love with him in eternity.