Rigid Focus

We have numerous things to take care of each day (usually, even on vacations). We can become so involved in getting everything done that our most important priority gets lost in the shuffle. We can’t grow spiritually if we simply try to “tuck God in” to our day’s cares, activities and responsibilities. God must never become just an afterthought! We must maintain a rigid focus on Him! True spiritual growth demands some time and energy investment daily. If we are too busy for that, we are too busy, period! Above all, we must make time to read, think on, obey and apply His Word. We need prayer, conversing with God. After that, if at all possible, time looking into a good hymnbook and reading at least a few pages of some quality Christian reading. This takes discipline and determination. We may have to drop or discontinue some of the things that vie for our attention. Many cares and Spiritual loss come from assuming responsibilities that God never intended us to undertake. Take inventory. What can be discontinued, delegated or legitimately deferred? God is worthy of our hearts’ devotion! Let this poem challenge us to give Him His rightful place in our days. “Nothing had come between us, a cross word had not been said; it was just the press of business that took our time instead. We just neglected to whisper to each other throughout the day, those tender little “sweet nothings,” that brighten the lover’s way, and so at the time of evening realizing what was amiss, we took time out for “sweet nothings,” and sealed them all with a kiss. And then my blessed Savior bent low and whispered to me, “I, too, like to hear you daily  tell of your love for Me.” (“Love’s Intimacies” Source unknown). “I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: and hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have (somewhat) against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” (Revelation 2:2-5). Selah! Let us give God time, love, praise and thanks each day!    Ron

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