Out of Mind.
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As my husband and I fly over a city we’ve never seen from the air, we look out the window. We’re curious about what the city looks like from thousands of feet above. However, sometimes we can’t see much because a couple of wispy clouds block our view. By the time we pass through them we are beyond the city and soon forget what we were looking forward to seeing. We can’t see what’s there. We know something is there, yet we lose interest if we don’t see it soon.
“For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths.”
2 Timothy 4:3-5 New Living Translation
There are many verses in Scripture that warn us to keep our focus on Jesus, so that we don’t lose sight of Him. It’s so easy to get distracted by those things which cloud our vision of Him—our daily agenda, our future plans, and everyday life. We know He’s there, but we wander from the truth and let our desires get in the way of our relationship with Him. We move Him aside to make room for our thoughts, instead of His—living like it’s all about us. We forget He is God.
Don’t let life cloud your view of God!
Though we will never see Him clearly on this side of heaven, we can experience Him each day on earth through His word, His creation, and His people.
“As for me, I look to the Lord for help.
I wait confidently for God to save me,
and my God will certainly hear me.”
Micah 7:7 New Living Translation
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