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Whats yourfocus en


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Whats yourfocus en

  1. 1. To focus on God’s light is to turn your sight away from the mud puddles of disappointments or fears or tough situations of life, and to the brilliant, splashing fountainIn life there will always be at times be tempted with your eyes on Jesus and of Jesus’ positivedifficulties. Circumstances fears and worries. However, focusing on the light of His perspective. Instead ofwill never be perfect for you the way to rise above those Word1 and His promises to us. grimacing at the mud,during your life, and you will things is through keeping (See “Focus on the Light.”) you instead come and admire the spectacular fountain that is God’s love for you. You watch the beautiful colors rising up and crashing down. Now You cup your hands and that’s drink of the refreshing more waters. You take off your like it! shoes and jump into the bubbling waters, splashing and drinking as you go. 1. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119:105 NIV).
  2. 2. Keep your eyes on The next time you’re tempted to look at those puddles of fear,Jesus, reminding unhappiness, disappointment, anger, or difficulty—stop and ask argh! i’llyourself that He is in yourself, “Is waddling in this puddle of gloom going to make me Never be ablecontrol. Drink in His happy? Will tasting this muddy goo strengthen my spirit? Will getting to play!promises by reading myself all dirty in the muck and mud make Jesus happy tothem and thinking on see me in this state?” Then turn yourthem. Splash about spirit around and face thejoyously in Jesus’ brilliant fountain of light topresence by praising that is bubbling and oiNg play i’m g w toHim in spite of your beckoning you to come N ho t to lear r! i waNsurroundings. That’s near, and rush into the uita out g s abfocusing on His light! light! oNg h my pl ay s e wit ov … go d’s l s baNd. er’ b roth
  3. 3. good oN you for stickiNg to it, bro! your playiNg rocks! Ask Jesus:Dear Jesus, is there any situation orcircumstance in my life where I canfocus on Your light more, instead of being negative or fearful?
  4. 4. Quick phrases for fueling faith: us. i’m feeliNg Nervo please keep the feliz Navidad! iNg, iNspiratioN flow Jesus! Focusing on the light is saying, “Jesus, I trust You!” in place of, “Ack, I’m scared!” No, we doN’t the lord has somethiNg have aNy free better for us! rooms. Focusing on the light is saying, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you,”1 instead of, “Oh dear! This situation looks terrible! We’re doomed!” [2. Isaiah 26:3 NLT]
  5. 5. we’ll miss our appoiNtmeNt, but we caN show appreciatioN to the tow truck driver. Focusing on the light is saying, “Thank You, Jesus, for being in control,” instead of, “This is such a bummer! Why did this have to happen?” Jesus, i ask you for iNsight aNd focus to help me uNderstaNd this baffliNg math coNcept.Focusing on the light is claiming Jesus’ promises, praising Him for the answers, and refusing to dwell on the negative. S&S link: Character Building: Values and Virtues: Positiveness-2b Contributed by R. A. Watterson, adapted from the writings of Maria Fontaine. Illustrations by David Komic. Design by Christia Copeland. Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2012 by The Family International