Archive for August, 2013

It has taken me many more than 40 days to read through the devotional booklet “40 Days with Jesus” by Sarah Young. My time with Jesus does not always include reading.
The last day’s reading has left me with many questions.

Psalm 139: 1-4
“O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.”

God is with me always. He knows my thoughts and my attitudes. Sarah states “When My (God’s) Presence is the focal point of your consciousness, all the pieces of your life fall into place.”

Am I content with God being with me always?
Does it bring me joy to know that He knows my thoughts and my attitudes?
Do my thoughts and attitudes bring glory to God?
Is God’s presence the focus of my consciousness?

In all honesty, the answer to all of these questions is “no.”

So what am I going to do to change the focus of my life?
Do I want to change the focus of my life?

As a believer in God, my answer should be “yes.” As a sinner of this world, I fear the consequences of living a totally God-focused life.

On a recent mission trip, my son was challenged to find “God moments” is everyday life. Perhaps that is a good place for me to start.