I was reading today’s passage in The Jesus calling devotion, and felt like it was worth sharing. The title is keep your focus on Me. Many of the thoughts are very familiar, but where this came clear today was in the second paragraph. ( this is written from God’s perspective) “In my radiant Light, anxious thoughts shrink and shrivel away. Judgmental thoughts are unmasked as you bask in My unconditional Love. Confused ideas are untangled while you rest in the simplicity of My Peace. ”
Focusing on The Lord and not our daily confusions, anxious thoughts and judgmental thoughts releases Us into God’s Peace.
Is this idea what David was boldly confessing to God in Psalm 31?
For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me; you take me out of the net they have hidden for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God. (Psalm 31:3-5 ESV)
David had real adversaries, but I don’t think we are required to be in physical danger to need God’s protection from the “theys” above.
The battle for our mind is an ever present threat. Instead of focusing on our circumstances ( which may not change as quick as we would like, or at all), let’s focus on the One that leads and guides through those circumstances.
Let us not give in to the author of confusion today. Lets do the work set before us to do: to stay Focused on our Rock and Fortress, our Redeemer and Faithful God, the author of Peace!



Jesus Calling

This was my first present this year, and I love it. Holly gave this to me and our friends. My Grandmother told Holly about it, and I’m so glad she did.

On Christmas Eve this devotion was so helpful. It brought all our circumstances back into the light of who God is. Also, I don’t know about you, but I have a bit of a need for Justice, and God’s truth always brings that under control.
Christmas brought EARLY morning construction projects ( vintage pink kitchen, drum set, and train set ). We had a good time working together to get the kids presents together.
After eating this baked French toast ( which was loved by all) we ventured into the front living room to open gifts. It was fun, sweet and a little chaotic. I began to realize the urgency and necessity of a bigger family room. Hoping to start that addition soon.
I hope that you have had a joyous Christmas and that this new year is filled with the Lord’s provision and peace.

P.S.- this holiday has allowed us to get together with friends. We always have a good time together!