Where is My Focus?

Recently, I was looking at a picture of raging waters and a lighthouse.  As I glanced at the waters, the lighthouse became less clear and almost invisible.  Then, I focused on the lighthouse and could not see the waters clearly.  That is exactly what happens when I think of problems rather than all the good going on in my life.  As I express gratitude for blessings, all other just fade away.

Philippians 4:8 reads “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”    Today, I will do just that!

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Garden of Eden

In the recorded allegory of Adam and Eve, the story is about Eve being tempted to believe in a power other than God.  Rather than being grateful for everything in the garden, her focus was on the one tree,  she could not have.  Don’t we even have to face that temptation today?  When our blessings are so great, we want to think about lack of some kind.

Philippians 4:8 states “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”  Isn’t that clear?  We always have a choice on whether we choose light or darkness.

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