10.15.10 | Comments
Does anyone else have problems focusing in the morning? Happens to me all the time. One of the good things about Sharathon is that it provides instant focus. You walk in the door and right away you’re immersed in the mission. Everyone has dropped the usual everyday duties, hopped into the boat and grabbed an oar. We’re pulling together for one purpose… one goal... one God. Dropping the pettifogging demands of the day (I’ve always wanted to use “pettifog” in a sentence…) we’ve stepped into something larger than ourselves.
I wish I could put on these corrective lenses every day. I wish I could see the world – and myself – in the clear light of reality, refocused by God Himself. I know that’s a “well, duh,’’ but I too too easily forget who I really am. I am inhabited by the Living God… and in me is the power to raise the dead.
Ephesians 1 backs me up on this. We are filled with the very same power that raised Christ from the dead. That’s not a zombie kind of thing – no no no no. That’s a vanquishing of death itself. That’s what’s inside of me. That’s reality. And I don’t want to – don’t have to live in the bondage of circumstances. God has sooo much more for me… more than I can ask or even imagine. We are way more than we know.
I don’t know what you’re facing as we re-enter this refocusing time. I just know that the whirl of this world and the pressure that it brings are mere shadows in the light of who we really are. And the God who knows us and overflows us with love will supply all our needs. Now there’s a focusing thought for Sharathon.