(12.08.21– Soul Gazing! –Proverbs 31:28)
My friend, may I ask you a question? Keeping your life spiritually focused, always with an eye on Christ, even as you're dealing with the day-to-day stuff that happens…can that be a challenge?
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How do you stay focused–on anything, for that matter? If you're like me distractions play a very big part in your decision-making process. This is especially true when I'm confronted by multiple priorities. Although I don't mind having more than one challenge on my plate at a time, I do find that I am more easily distracted when I have to focus on multiples than singles. The key I'm told is not to be afraid of taking on more than one task at a time while always being sure to prioritize tasks and then clicking them off one at a time.
Keeping your life spiritually focused, always with an eye on Christ, even as you're dealing with the day-to-day stuff that happens, can be a challenge.
Here's a story: She was the Vice President of Household Affairs for her entire adult life. She had a husband, four daughters, and one son whom she managed. Her calling was not to the marketplace; it was to the home. She often went beyond her job description to fulfill menial tasks like sewing clothes, playing dolls, and even playing catch with her son. Things were going along well until midway in life she lost the love of her life in an airplane crash. She was in her early 40's, still beautiful, with five kids to raise on her own in spite of the fact that she hadn't worked in the business place for near- ly 20 years. The death of her husband removed their steady upper middle-class income, and she was now faced with the greatest test of her life. At her lowest moment, wondering how she was going to make it, she cried out to God. God answered, "Trust Me." Those audible words became the strength that she needed to care for her family for the next 40 years. From that moment on, she came to know her Savior personally and shared Him with her family. Her children came to know Him as well. Grandchildren became the recipient of her prayers, and they came to know Him too. She was building an inheritance in Heaven, one prayer at a time, one soul at a time. She never remarried; Christ became her Husband. (Author unknown. If anyone has a proprietary interest in this story please authenticate and I will be happy to credit, or remove, as the circumstances dictate.)
When this Mom was faced with focusing despite the multiple tasking suddenly thrust upon her, she did the one thing that set her apart from lesser women, she lifted up her eyes to heaven and made God her number one priority. She made her heart's attention things spiritual. Christ became her substitute, the one whom she was sure would step in when things got tough. With the friendly eyes of Christ gazing down on her, the multiple tasks were clicked off one at a time. We look up and He looks down. Isn't it just like God to make what seems so hard the easiest thing in the world to do?
We pray. Heavenly Father, help us to focus despite the the fact that life often presents multiple tasks that are suddenly thrust upon us. By Your Spirit, set us apart from those of lesser faith and hope, that we might be lifted up to heaven and our hearts thereby making You are one priority. Forgive us Lord when our heart's attention strays from focusing on things spiritual. May Christ become our substitute, the one whom we are sure would step in when things get tough. With the friendly eyes of Christ gazing down on us the multiple tasks we are often faced with will be clicked off one at a time. We look up and You look down. It’s just like You to make what seems so hard the easiest thing in the world to do.
In Jesus name we pray. Amen!
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