Thursday, August 16, 2012

Focus 4

Isaiah 45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

There is a great ministry known by this name and they teach some wonderful principles for the family.  They are able to communicate these principles through many media outlets and hopefully they will do some much needed good.  I am in no way critical of these programs or this ministry, as a matter of fact I think it is great.

There is a problem though when we Focus all of our attention on the family.  I have noticed that many families have so much family time and so many activities that they actually don't have time to spend as a family.  Between baseball, soccer, cheerleading, band, and various other activities it seems that people are living out of their mini-vans and SUV's as much as their homes. After all they don't want their families to miss out on anything.  While again there is nothing wrong with these activities and they are healthy in proper doses, if you lose your focus on what is really important it can do real damage.

What should the focus be?

Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the NURTURE AND ADMONITION of the Lord.

You can provide them with the greatest education, the healthiest activities and the greatest social life, but if you neglect their spiritual growth you are focused on the wrong things.

Do you pray with your children?
Do you set the proper example for them?
Do you teach them from the scriptures?
Do you make sure that their commitment to church and spiritual activities are more important than secular ones?

Focus on Jesus and keep your family focused on Him.

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If you know of someone new to the Kosciusko area and like for our church to visit them please let us know.  Our prayers are that this devotional ministry will be an outreach to bring people into a closer relationship with Jesus.  I do appreciate you taking the time to read these devotionals and please keep us in your prayers.

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