Min. Misti Sawyer

            Our Father can use the most unexpected things to help us refocus and break free of the routines that we have allowed ourselves to become consumed by.  The recent snow we had was an amazing example of this very thing.  It was refreshing, not only in sight, but to our spirits as well.  Something as simple as snow, for one day, caused a complete shift in our focus. Instead of being bombarded with politics and Covid-19, Facebook posts did a complete 180. People were posting about the time they were enjoying with their families, children laughing, and beautiful pictures of God’s amazing scenery,   What does the Word tell us to think on?

Philippians 4:8 KJV

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

            Where we place our focus greatly impacts us. Science even backs this, as we now know that stress has a major impact on our bodies and quality of life.  Guard your thoughts.  We can’t be the light for our Father if all we focus on, read, digest, and take part in is darkness.  We are called to watch and pray, but not to become consumed by the things we are praying about.  Watching and praying puts us in place to be used by our Father and in position to hear Holy Spirit. It’s so easy to get caught up in day-to-day routines coupled with the changes happening in our country, but I truly believe that our Father is calling us to push away all distractions and refocus on what is most important. Our time should be wisely invested by spending it with Him, our spouses, and children so that we may be able to strengthen one another according to His Word.  So, today I present a challenge to all of us, let’s put down our phones, turn off the tv, push away all other distractions, and get quiet before our Father and refocus.

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