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A Prayer for a New Focus – Your Day by day Prayer – September 29

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A Prayer for a New Focus
By: Emily Rose Massey

“Flip my eyes from taking a look at nugatory issues;  and provides me life in your methods” (Psalm 119:37, ESV).

I noticed an indication the opposite day that stated: “I noticed it. I preferred it. I purchased it. Now cover it!”

You recognize, it’s typically a joke amongst ladies that we cover our Amazon Prime packages or procuring baggage from our husbands like it’s a secret habits that each one ladies do that’s regular. However sister, that is so incorrect. And fairly frankly, it’s a sin. How can we be in unity with our partner if we are actually hiding one thing from them? Why can we make jokes about that? We have to name this what it’s, and admit we now have an issue. This habits is materialistic and might typically be rooted in covetousness, and it isn’t a joking matter to God. This saying above is not cute and may disclose to us the matter of our hearts. It appears the place our eyes wander, our coronary heart follows and might change into fixated upon no matter has our gaze. We have to readjust our focus and if we’re not capable of overcome the temptation, we want the Lord’s assist, particularly if we’re frequently tempted by materials possessions and provides into hiding our dependancy to “extra stuff.”

Do you wrestle with impulsively shopping for issues you do not want? I do, huge time.

However I’ve been convicted of this sin and don’t need to grieve God nor my husband with this extensively accepted habits in our society. There’s a verse in Psalms that may be a cry to the Lord for serving to flip our focus from temporal issues that don’t matter:

“Flip my eyes from taking a look at nugatory issues; and provides me life in your methods” (Psalm 119:37, ESV).

Psalm 119:37, inspirational image

We discover life in God’s methods, not on this planet’s methods of accumulation of extra materials possessions. Our possessions needs to be a blessing to us and others and never flip into idolatry, main our hearts away from God and the issues of God. Though we stay right here on earth, as believers, we’re residents of heaven, and we must always carry our gaze to heavenly issues greater than earthly issues. In a tradition that jokes about shopaholics hiding their downside of impulsive shopping for, allow us to be completely different by pointing others to Christ and His methods the place true ample life is discovered.

Let’s maintain one another accountable, associates. The temptation is powerful, however God can assist us overcome. He at all times supplies a means out. Allow us to ask the Lord to assist us maintain our eyes on Him and that escape and ask Him for power when temptation comes. Could we additionally ask Him to show our eyes to what’s everlasting and extra treasured than nugatory materials possessions the place moth and rust eat at them.

Father,

My eyes have wandered onto obsessing over materials possessions. Once I scroll social media, I really feel the strain to personal what others personal that they’re typically making an attempt to market to me. I ask for Your assist to protect my coronary heart from materialism and covetousness.

I additionally repent for maybe giving into the temptation of hiding this battle that seemingly feels too troublesome to beat. I do know that You at all times present a means of escaping each temptation. It’s not a sin to be tempted, however it’s a sin to behave upon that temptation. I lengthy to stroll in Your methods as a result of I need to obey You, and I do know Your methods present life abundantly.

Thank You for Your grace and mercy that’s new each morning that provides me a brand new focus upon You and Your Kingdom.

In Jesus’ Identify, Amen.


Emily Massey started writing quick tales and poetry as a little bit lady, entered the running a blog world in her early 20s, and revealed her first e-book in 2015. She enjoys being a stay-at-home momma whereas nonetheless having the ability to pursue her ardour as a author. Believing she has been forgiven a lot, she loves a lot, and needs to level others to Christ and His redemptive and remodeling energy, particularly by sharing fact present in God’s written phrase. If you want to attach with Emily, you possibly can go to www.emilyrosemassey.com.

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