Colossians 3:1-10 Focused Living
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your[ life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.”
Our Father and Our God,
I Thank You for the gift of Your Son, and Your purposed destiny for my life. Today I praise You and pray that You continue to reveal to me the magnitude of Your power, Your purpose, and Your love for me! Although it is beyond my comprehension, You can share a piece and portion at a time in a fashion that will me to focus and walk in Your will. Thank You for the power of the Holy Spirit who is there to teach and instruct me. Every detail of the world is under Your care. Yet, distractions seem to be everywhere. Sometimes I feel as though I am being pulled in a million directions at once and my mind grows cloudy with the cares of this world. I need you, the Light of the World, to help me stay focused on Your light. I need Your focused clarity of purpose for my life. Lord, help me remove these distractions from my life. Sometimes I do not take the time to even spend with You, my family and important relationships. Enable me to focus better on what You deem important and to seek Your purposes and goals for my life that I may be able to serve You better. Give me the strength and clarity of mind to walk the path You’ve laid out for me. The steps of a good person are ordered by the Lord. Help me seek my ordered steps! Vanquish all things from my purview that distract me and compete for my attention. Instead, allow me to focus solely on the task at hand so that I may be pleasing to You. I ask this faith and by faith I receive in Jesus’s name, amen! Thank You Lord Jesus!