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20/20 Vision – Improper View

Seeing things properly is of the utmost importance for every believer. Roughly 35 percent of the adult population do not wear corrective glasses, contact lens or have had vision corrective surgery. Only a few people compared to the majority see things correctly or without visual aides.

In our faith as Christians we too need the help of the Holy Spirit to see things properly. More times than we can admit, we have allowed past circumstances or conditions to shape our perspective. We will then in turn move, behave and live improperly based upon those past experiences. For example, some of us have been abused, disrespected or even bullied and we see those individuals as monsters. It may not be the way we want to see them, but our vision is clouded by the pains they inflicted on us. God can only see everything clearly because he is omniscient, able to know everything about everything. God sees a person. A person in desperate need of deliverance and forgiveness. Improper vision can be the root of bitterness than can last for years and prevent us maturing spiritually.

Ask the Lord to give you spiritual clarity and free you from whatever is causing you to see and discern improperly.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

This entry was posted on January 2, 2020, in Stay Focused.

Simply Awesome is Our God

– Sunday DevotionalPsalm 66:1-8, 16-20,There are many thoughts that come to mind when we think of our God. AWESOME comes to the forefront of our minds when we consider the wonders of his wisdom. He has demonstrated his awesomeness throughout time and eternity and has allowed us to witness some of it here in time. Study with us this week as we examine the awesomeness of the Lord God. 

The children of Israel we eyewitnesses of God’s awesomeness when He delivered from the hand of Pharaoh (Exodus 15). The power and sheer might of the Lord in utterly destroying the Egyptians was reduced to how able he is to deliver his people from even the darkest of days. God has no limit to his power nor is there any who can rival this power. We are encouraged to rest in the Lord and He will bring us through.

And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!” Mark 4:41

In reading the account of the the three Hebrew youths who refused to bow and worship another god, instead they chose to be faithful and trust the true and living God. God did not deliver them from the fiery condemnation but rather chose to deliver them while they were in the fire. King Nebuchadnezzar was so taken by the awesome display of God he himself blessed the Lord Da. 3:28-29. and is recorded as stating;

Dan. 4:3 “How great are His signs, and how mighty His wonders!
His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion is from generation to generation”

It is to our advantage that we too recognize and appreciate who God is and give Him the respect he deserves. Great is our God and he is greatly to be praised. Every day we are positioned to experience and witness the simple awesome power, wisdom and grace of our eternal Lord.

Sunday Devotional – Christ Our Example

Christ Our Example – In today’s society, we are encouraged to mentor or be mentored by someone we admire or would aspire to be like. These mentors are to be people of high esteem, integrity and sure be charismatic and attractive to others. For the Believer, the person we relate most to be like is the Lord Jesus Christ. God is in the business of molding and shaping us into the image of his dear son (Rom. 8:29). In our lesson this week, we will learn of several characters of or Lord that we should mature into

  • Humility – a modest or respectable view of one’s own importance, humble
  • Selfless – one who is more concerned with the needs of others than their own self.
  • Esteeming Others – to respect, admire others

These are attributes that will be exemplified or manifested in our life when we are determined through obedience to be like of Savior. Christ is every way was perfect and had no faults (1 Pet. 2:22, Heb. 4:15). Let study to show ourselves approved of God and grow into being like Christ, our example.

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This entry was posted on January 19, 2019, in Stay Focused.