Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Where is Your Focus

What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword?
As it is written: "For your sake we are being slain all the day; we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered."
No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us.

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers,
nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:35-39


When we love with all that is us: heart, mind, body and soul, it is easy to understand that nothing will separate us from God who is in Christ Jesus. When our love falters then it is easy to understand when we let other things get in our way of serving and loving our Lord. When faith becomes lukewarm, then we are easy to let things overwhelm us.

There is something that I noticed recently with myself, that is the attempt to distract me from writing. The past few days, as I attempt to write a reflection, I noticed many times I would get up and go do something else. Today it happened again, I went in search of something. Then I did something else. Little did I know, that these were part of a teaching. It is in recognizing his hand in our lives, when he directs us and, we as humans often do not understand.

I love God wholeheartedly, and I understand sometimes his guiding hand. Today his reading I understood by the sheer force of what it was to be distracted and also when it was time to do as he asks.

It is also in our life when we let those distractions take over our lives, we soon forget the focus we are to put ourselves in and on whom, God our Father and His Son Jesus.


brother lesser said...

Thank you for your post. Yes, it is so easy to lose focus and not even realize it for a while. Take heart, because I have come to realize that sometimes when I am in prayer and my mind wanders away, it's because God wants to show me something (or someone)that he wants me to be praying for.

Marie Cecile said...

Brother Lesser,

Your welcome. Your right about God wanting to show something (or someone)that he wants us to pray for. I also think it's his way of seeing if we are listening to his promptings. Which is a blessing whan we are.

God love you,
Marie Cecile