Thought to share: don’t let anything take your focus. Whatever you’re focusing on becomes the center of your world. As the center, it becomes the driving force; influencing your emotions, determining your decisions, navigating your life. If you will make ME the center of your focus, if you allow ME to be your preeminent thought, then I’ll become the center of your world. And as your center, I become the driving force of your life – leading you into green pastures, beside still waters where you find rest for your soul.
Psalm 23 (NLT) The LORD is my shepherd;
I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; He leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. restSurely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the LORD forever.
Thought to share: the door into MY Presence is worship. As you turn your heart toward ME, you open the door. As you focus on MY strength, authority and power, you step into MY Presence. As you sink into the magnitude of MY existence, you are transported from the frustrations, disappointments and heaviness of your circumstances into the atmosphere of Heaven. So look at ME and let ME fill your world.
Thought to share: I AM taking care of you. I know this isn’t always easy to see. When the road gets rough, the path gets steep and conditions are looking worse, it’s hard to believe I AM with you. You think I AM not listening to your prayers. You think I don’t care.