Tuesday, March 19, 2013

PM#0529 What is Our Focus


What is Our Focus

Heb 3:13

Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet “to be, or not to be? That is the question".  Frankly, the real question for Christians should be: ‘how do we share the Love Christ has shown us and encourage others to look to Jesus.’  The first question is focused on ourselves.  The second question is focused on others.

How does each affect our praying?  If our focus is like the first question, then our prayers may be self focused.  If we are focused on others, then our prayers will likely be focused on others.  Heb 3:13 says to “encourage one another daily”. 

How do we change our focus?  Simply ask Jesus to help you.  Father, I ask that you help me pray from a heart focused on encouraging others.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 


Reflection Questions:

Do self issues drive us to Prayer?

Some people will answer yes—and for many they do. 

Note:  Sometimes self focus does drive us to pray--Sometimes it is needed.  Still we should consider--Why is important to learn to focus on others?