A Prayer for Focus
By Emma Danzey
Colossians 3:2 says, “Set your minds on issues above, not on earthly issues.”
Focus is one thing that all of us might use extra of in our each day lives. Whether or not it’s retaining our thoughts fastened on what we’re engaged on and zoning into the small print that we have to are inclined to, specializing in our youngsters or grandchildren who’re current to indicate them how a lot we care or specializing in the sermon in church on Sunday.
The enemy likes to get us distracted, not solely in small areas like those talked about but additionally in a bigger method. He needs us to be considering with non permanent mindsets Nonetheless, in Colossians 3:2, God calls us to place our ideas in direction of issues above, not worldly issues. At this time as we pray and ask the Lord for focus, could we every have a renewed sense of what’s eternally important and purposeful. Might we not miss the alternatives to see every day as a mission subject for eternity. Might we deal with the mission at hand with confidence.
Lord Over My Thoughts,
I want you to assist me right this moment. Give me readability and energy to suppose on issues of you and never of my flesh. There are such a lot of issues competing for my consideration. Assist me to do not forget that the duties and conditions at hand are non permanent. Remind my soul of what’s spiritually important. Reveal Your will and Your functions to me and assist me to reside them out by Your Spirit.
God You say in Philippians 4:8, “Lastly, brothers and sisters, no matter is true, no matter is noble, no matter is true, no matter is pure, no matter is gorgeous, no matter is admirable—if something is superb or praiseworthy—take into consideration such issues.” Please allow my thoughts to suppose on the issues of You. Give me ideas which are honorable and targeted on Your love. When I’m tempted to stray, redirect my thought patterns to carry glory to You.
1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be alert and of sober thoughts. Your enemy, the satan, prowls round like a roaring lion on the lookout for somebody to devour.” God, I do know that one of many enemy’s favourite locations of assault is on the thoughts of a believer. He can not take our souls, so he likes to get into our heads with lies. Give me the armor of You to guard me from his schemes. Guard my thoughts and assist me to take each thought captive to You. Assist me to not reside in a scattered method however on the strong Rock that’s You. Be my regular and remind me of Your Scriptures. When I’m tempted to stray in my considering, renew my thoughts with the reality of Your Phrase.
Jesus, as I want to serve You and deal with Your functions, give me a way of Your presence. Enable me to repair my eyes on You. I’m not sturdy sufficient to run this race, however in Your energy I can maintain my deal with the end line of religion. You say in Philippians 3:14, “I press on towards the objective to win the prize for which God has referred to as me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” When I’m tempted by laziness, apathy, or selfishness, remind me of the significance of the mission at hand to sharing the gospel with the world. Assist me to press on by the energy of Your Spirit to perform all that I have to in Your title.
Remind me how You’re working in and thru me, even within the simplicity of the on a regular basis encounters. Moments that appear insignificant, You utilize them for Your glory. Occasions once I really feel like it’s arduous to remain on mission, redirect me with Your Phrase and thru Your Spirit to remain the course.
Thank You for Your nice present of focus. Information me to have Your mindset every day. When I’m attacked with distractions and scattered in thought, nonetheless my soul and sluggish my thoughts from wandering. Give me the dedication and the self-discipline that I want to perform Your will. In Your highly effective title, I pray Jesus, Amen.
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Emma Danzey’s mission in life stems from Ephesians 3:20-21, inspiring younger girls to embrace the extraordinary. One in all her best joys is to journey with the Lord in His Scriptures. She is spouse to Drew and so they have been married for over a yr. Drew and Emma serve with Upstate CRU school ministry in South Carolina. Emma is an avid author for Salem Net Community and supplies articles on the Bible, life questions, and on the Christian life-style. Her article on Interracial Marriage was the number one seen article on Crosswalk for the yr 2021. All of the glory to the Lord! She has the enjoyment of being the host of Her Many Hats podcast the place she explores the various roles that girls play whereas serving One God.
Emma enjoys singing/songwriting, health lessons, making an attempt new recipes, dwelling makeover reveals, and ingesting tea! Throughout her ministry profession, Emma recorded two worship EP albums, based and led Polished Convention Ministries, ran the Refined Journal, and served in music training for early childhood. Presently, she is within the modifying phases of her first printed guide on singleness. Emma additionally had the privilege of being a nationwide spokesperson for Mukti Mission primarily based out of India. Mukti has been working to revive shattered lives in India for over 120 years. You may view her articles by her weblog at emmadanzey.wordpress.com
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