An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Focal Point

(Proverbs 4:21 KJV)  Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

Let’s face it.  We have different concerns at different times of the day and the year.  As my wife’s birthday approaches I try to move the idea of appropriate gifts to the focal point.  When the needle on my gas gauge gets to a certain point my focus becomes a cheap gas station.  In the morning I am trying to explain to myself again why I want to get up.  We need to understand that those can never really be our focus.

Our focus needs to be what the previous verse calls the words and sayings of wisdom.  Being followers of Jesus Christ needs to be the actual focal point of every moment of our lives.  I don’t think we are capable of singular vision but even when we are not staring at it, it needs to be at the center.  When I am driving to Austin I may not keep muttering “Austin.  Austin.  Austin.” to myself, but I keep my goal at the center or I end up in Los Angeles.  I know I don’t want that.

So?  Again I urge you to spend the key part of your day ratcheting in the scope of your life.  Put Jesus dead center each day.  Ask God to be your guide.  Do a little input from Scripture.  It is a discipline that will pay dividends. 

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