Philippians 3:7-14

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Philippians 4:4

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you know how blurry and fuzzy the world can be when you’re not wearing them. A simple task like getting ready in the morning in difficult, maybe impossible, if you’ve misplaced them somewhere. And it would be ridiculous to think about going through the day without them.

What many don’t realize, however, is that trying to operate without spiritual focus is detrimental as well. Your daily circumstances are anything but simple, and it’s easy to get lost in a fog of confusion, misaligned priorities, and feelings of being overwhelmed. Before you know it, you’re moving in a direction you do not want to go, but you don’t know how to slow down and allow God to give you His direction.

When you realize that your spiritual life is out of focus, you need to slow down and spend serious time in prayer and study of His Word. All other goals and activities fall into place when you see Jesus as He is, as your Lord and Savior and dearest Friend. Through His love and grace, He wants to clear the fog away and sharpen your spiritual vision with His eternal perspectives.

Paul declared in Philippians 3:8 (NASB): “I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ.”

Jesus, help me to see You as You are, and keep my focus fixed there.

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