God's Word. That's what focuses our hearts so that we watch continuously, ready for Jesus. In a way, you might say, God's Word is like my glasses. Without my glasses, I couldn't even begin to catch a football. I wouldn't see it coming. But even with my glasses on, I still need to watch for the ball, concentrate, and stay focused. If I worry about that 250 pound linebacker or dream about a touchdown, I'm not ready. I'll drop the pass.
Likewise, you have God's Word, dear Christian. You're wearing the glasses. Now stay focused on Jesus. Contemplate his word throughout each day, especially when your mind doesn't need to be occupied with the task at hand.
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Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 8, 2004
A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, 5, and Ryan, 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. “If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, ‘Let my brother have the first pancake; I can ...read more