|B <firstname.lastname@example.org>||11:47 PM (3 minutes ago)|
|to me, Amanda, Aunt, Brecca, Brittney, Carolyn, cathy, Courtney, Emily, Ginger, Janet, Janett, jonathan, Kim, Paula, Sonya|
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
There have been far too many times I have wasted countless hours, piddling around the house or scouring the web. It amazes me how I can get so involved with things that are so insignificant.
After a while, I search out passages for the devotional, but by then I’m too tired to give appropriate focus to what I hoped to share, so I’ll wrap it up for the night, intending to send something out the following day (which too often it’s usually longer).
Rather than looking on websites for things I may or may not buy, beach houses we could never afford or places I won’t visit, I believe the Lord has been calling me to invest in sharing His Word with others.
The Holy Spirit makes me aware of my ability to get distracted by things of this world, yet I neglect His gentle reminders. Is that intentional? It must be. My attitude has been more like, “Of course spending time on other things is much less important than working on the devotionals.”
Really? Where is my proof? Where is my heart? It seems to me as though I’m saying one thing, but my actions do not support it. Where and how am I spending my time and effort? What are my priorities showing to be?
Praise Our Wonderful, Forgiving Lord. He allows me time to learn, grow and continue to share. With God’s guidance, I will see distractions away from Him for what they are, and avoid them, through His Power and Strength. In Christ, the lure of things on earth will weaken, as within me,desire for that which is eternal grows ever stronger.
Thank You for this and every day
Please forgive us our sins against You, others and ourselves
Please give us a heart of obedience
And desire to please You, Father
We seek to hold in value
That which is truly valuable
As the world pursues more and more material reward
We find our Treasure in You
Please dim the lure of all that is not of Christ
Fill us, please, with Your Truth
That things of this world are of no use
Abiding in eternity
No matter how inticing they may seem
Nothing or no one can compare
To the priceless hope of those who place their trust in Christ for salvation
No Higher Price has or will ever be paid
Than Christ’s Blood shed on Calvary
In Jesus Name