Our Focus: The Christian's Priority of Priorities
INTRODUCTION: Today, we are looking into a life of focus. We wish to consider the graciousness of God, certainly born out of His grace, and how a proper view leads to gratefulness in our life.
Mike Thomas, ''It causes us to realize that every decision about what we do with the resources (God has given us) - time, talents (ability/gifts), and treasures that He has provided become a spiritual decision.''
Jesus gives us not only the privilege of knowing Him, but also the opportunity to serve others.
Focus – a center of activity, attraction, or attention; a point of concentration; directed attention
TO BE SELF-FOCUSED
Means that we seek first our agenda and this becomes our priority as opposed to God's plan for us.
TO BE GOD-FOCUSED
Means that we seek first His agenda and every part of our life is in the process of engaging His purpose for our life.
These two focuses beg the question: Who is on the''throne'' of your life? Self or Savior
God's Word brings unbelievable change in our lives as we obey its truth.
Psalms 37:4 ''Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.''
''The story is told of an old man who lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning, Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading from his old worn-out Bible. His grandson, who wanted to be just like him, tried to imitate him in any way he could.
One day the grandson asked, 'Papa, I try to read the Bible just like you, but I don't understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Bible do?'
The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and said, 'Take this coal basket down to the river and bring back a basket of water.' The boy did as he was told, even though all the water leaked out before he cou ...
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