Lord, may we not waste the time we have been given on meaningless pursuits. May we fill the 24 hours of TODAY with love of You and love of others. Through our words and our actions, may we make a difference in someone’s life! They are waiting to feel a touch from You, Lord. Use US to be Your vessel and reach out in Your Name. We glorify and honor You THIS day, Lord! And in ALL our days that follow!
There are many “good things” to do in our churches and in the Kingdom. We love the Lord so much we want to do them all!
Beloved, you are not called to do everything! You are only called to do those things that the Lord has called you to do!
As each of us walk in our calling….as each of us use the Gifts that have been given us by the Holy Spirit…God’s work shall be done!
Do NOT allow the enemy to use guilt to have you take on more than you should.
We are all just a part of the Body of Christ. Let Him who is the Head tell us how to move in perfect harmony with one another.
Beloved, lay down frustration, weariness, and pride…and let God tell you when to move and when to rest…
So many times our perspective of situations and circumstances are totally different from the Lord’s perspective!
He knows the beginning and the end…and all that is in-between.
May we remember that we are seated in heavenly places with Him! (Ephesians 2:6).
May our perspective be a heavenly perspective…an eternal perspective…and not that of the flesh.
May it be so, LORD….
As I lay in bed this morning, in that moment of fresh awakening, I had a quick vision from the Lord.
I saw a windshield in front of me – what I would see if I was in the car looking out. The windshield was spotted with many black dots. As this vision quickly disappeared, I asked the Lord what I was seeing. I “heard” the following in my spirit:
“As you go through life, there are many things that can clutter up your vision so that you are not seeing as clearly as you should. Just like bugs on a windshield, these things can cloud and cause your vision to be compromised.”
Brothers & Sisters, I invite you to join me in seeking out those things that are inhibiting us from having CLARITY OF VISION.
What could some of these things be? Unforgiveness, critical spirit, pride, doubt, disappointment, self-pity and too much busyness in our lives are some that I can think of. Can you think of others that would interfere with us having GOD’S VISION flowing in our lives?
I hear the Lord saying:
“It’s time to clean the windshield!”
Lord, may Your Living Water wash away all those things that are inhibiting our vision! We position ourselves before you for a fresh cleaning, a fresh preparation for all that is coming! May we see through Your eyes! May the Holy Spirit be our “windshield!”
This Holy Windshield not only will give us clear vision…but we will be protected from the winds of destruction that try to beat us down! Hallelujah!!
Lord, YOU are our VISION! YOU are our GUIDE! YOU are our PROTECTION! GLORY!!
We are ready for a FRESH CLEANING! AMEN!
I am not a photographer. And most of the time I forget to take pictures of life events because I just am not thinking about taking photos. I am enjoying the moment…but later realize I missed the opportunity to hold on to that moment through a visual record.
So! As I have been more proactive about taking photos, I have begun to realize they are not really that good – I just point and click. I have begun to look online to see how to take better quality iPhone photos.
There are many links that share how to improve my photo-taking ability. I have noticed that one “help” is to pay attention to what I want to focus on. As I frame my photo, I am to tap on the part of the photo I want to be in focus. Then I lock it in so it will not change as I continue in my capturing the moment. It appears that the “auto-focus” isn’t always our friend.
I couldn’t help but see the spiritual application to all of this! Brothers and Sisters, it is so important to be conscious of what we focus on as we journey through life. There are so many things that are in our line of vision…so many things that are happening around us.
Do we just go through life with the “auto-focus” on…letting life events choose where we place our attention? Or do we allow God to help us fine tune our focus to those things that we need to see with clarity and precision.
Lord, may You be the one who “taps” on what needs to be in focus in my life. May I allow You to be my vision, my direction, my guide. May the things that are trying to get my attention away from the main thing become blurry and peripheral to what You are calling me to. May my mind and focus be fully and intently and clearly on YOU in all things! GLORY!
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. (Romans 8:5 ESV)
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. (Colossians 3:2 ESV)
Our past experiences help to make us who we are today. Those experiences that we look upon as “good” and those experiences that we label as “bad” all work together to bring us into the place we find ourselves today.
It is so comforting to know that no matter what experiences we have had, God can use all of them for our good.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 ESV
We all learn from the good times we have had and from the bad. It is easy to look back with regret…wishing we had done things differently…but, we can’t allow the enemy to trap us in that place of regret. God can use even our regrets to change our future.
It is easy to look at things that we consider the “high points” of our lives and want to drag them into our today and dwell in that place of good feeling and accomplishment. But, God wants to open up new “high points” for us! We mustn’t allow our past accomplishments to take the place of all that God wants to do in and through us NOW!
Beloved of God, we learn from our past but we don’t live there. God has so much MORE that He has planned for you! Glance back…but keep your focus and attention firmly ahead!!
Your future is manifesting in the present – don’t miss it!
I choose to lay aside all of those things that are clamoring for my attention, Lord. I set aside this time to focus on You. I exalt You in my thoughts… I exalt You in my words… And I exalt You in my doing! There is none like You! Holy Spirit help me to worship my Lord as He deserves to be worshipped! May my worship be a sweet fragrance flowing up to Your throne, O GOD!! I love You…