Saturday, November 28, 2009


Today is Spiritual Sunday and it is again time to travel around and see what the Lord has been doing in the hearts of so many of His people.  Many thanks to Charlotte and Ginger for hosting this event.  You can find the others who are participating HERE.  I am so grateful for these posts and have found that I am not only greatly blessed by them all, but have learned so much as well.  I encourage you to check out as many as you can.  Have a WONDERFUL week in Him....

Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. THEREFORE, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

In this verse we are being told quite plainly what our priority should be as Christians. Our focus HAS to be Him and what we are doing to futher His kingdom. All the other things that fill our life and that we worry about are just "details"....God promises us here that if we do have our priorities in line, He will take care of all the details of our lives.

Sometimes I think for all of us it is hard to remember our purpose here on this earth. It is easy to get caught up not only in the urgent day to day grind of what has to be done such as work, caring for children, school, cleaning, laundry, etc. etc., but also in the planning out of our futures for both ourselves and our children. Without really thinking about it, we can find our days totally consumed with all the "urgent" things we must care for everyday, with precious little time left over to even enjoy our lives sometimes, let alone spend anytime at all with Him.   We worry and fret over so many things (some that are truly important, and others that really aren't) that at times we can easily become overwhelmed with it all. I wonder how much time I have spent in my life worrying about things that NEVER happened anyway, or ended up being of little consequence? WAY TOO MUCH I am very sure unfornately. And how many of those days were spent agonizing over something that seemed unsolvable, only to have some cirsumstance or another change things around the very next day therfore making the day filled with worry and fear completely wasted? I can think of a few times right off the top of my head without really thinking about it much. How much better would my time have been spent focusing and TRUSTING in Him to take of all my basic needs? Our jobs as Christians is to spread the "good news" of His gospel with as many as we possibly can. To love Him above all else and to love our neighbors as ourselves...Where we live, what we eat or drink, what clothes we wear or how we look or feel are really nothing more than the "details" of life I am talking about. Whenever I live my life focused on Him it really has been amazing how the little things just don't seem to have the same impact. He DOES truly care for me, and provides me with everything I really need. How grateful I am for that.

We are about to enter the Chirstmas season.  The stores have been full of their Christmas specials, sales, and holiday decorations for weeks already.  For many this will make or break their year.  I actually noticed Christmas decorations up in our neighborhood at a few houses right after Halloween!!  Christmas music is playing and the kids are getting together their lists.  It is all upon us once again.  It is very easy for me during this time of the year to let my focus be on "details"....decorating, baking, gifts, parties, and the gathering of family and friends.  All wonderful things given to us by a loving God to enjoy.  But my focus has got to be on Him.  The REASON FOR THE SEASON....I am going to try hard to put Him FIRST not only this Christmas season, but all year long,  KNOWING the rest will be added unto me.    


  1. The "reason for the season" seems to be a theme today! I love this time of year...
    Wonderful post!
    God bless

  2. Great thoughts, Debbie, thank you for your sweet visit.

  3. Yes, I worry way too much!

    Happy Birthday to your son! Our son Michael has been involved in karate for 2 years now through our church. And he loves it!! Glad for your son!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Great post, Debbie. I don't want my focus to be on the details, either. I want it to be on Him. And, I want to love others with the love of Christ.


  5. I am staying out of the stories and focusing on the real meaning of Christmas.....our family full of love.
    Blessings, andrea

  6. We should all focus more on him rather than details. I try not to be so busy so I can just be still and enjoy the blessings that the Lord has given me.Thank-you for this reminder on having our focus on the Lord.
    God Bless,

  7. I can really identify with this. I have spent way too much worrying (I rationalize that it's concern, not worry) about things that take care of themselves. Looking back, I think many of those things didn't actually take care of themselves, I think God took care of them. Thank you for a timely post.
    BTW I love the new look for your blog.

  8. What a joy to come to your blog this morning and find such a beautiful and meaningful post. Thank you for posting this. It helps to launch us into the season with the right reason.

  9. I'm happy to be skipping Christmas this year--not in my heart, but in the familiar ways of decorating and buying. Never in 29 years of marriage have we done this, but I'm anxious to see how it goes.

  10. Debbie, what a wonderful post! You have such a way with words that speak to my heart!

    Oh Holy Night is my favorite Christmas glad you chose that for your soon as I figure out how to add music to my blog, I'm going to play it as well!

    Happy birthday, Joe!

    Blessings, Debbie...have a wonderful Sunday!


  11. The Lord seems to be reminding us to not allow the world's distractions take away our eyes off of Him, just like what you just posted. Thank you for the reminder and the great verse you said. When we seek Him first, everything else falls into its places. To God be the glory! Loved the Christmas spirit here! Blessings.

  12. Amen Debbie.....This post is soo very true and I am with Clif very timely to read as we BEGIN in this season of remembering ......IT IS ALL ABOUT HIM!!!

    Much love and blessings to you...I have missed visting and love your new Winter look....

  13. He is the reason for the season,Amen!
    Our focus should be on Jesus & not on all the other stuff. When we do put our focus on him , everything else does fall into place in our lives .Your post is wonderful . I wish you a joyous start to this Christmas Season.

  14. So true Debbie,
    It is so easy to get so caught up with "Life" that we forget about what is most important.
    I heard a great saying once that has stuck with me. "If the devil can't make you bad, he can make you busy!" It takes our focus away from what is important - CHRIST!

    I love that passage in Matthew - it is a sure way to calm your fears when you lay everything at the foot of the cross BEFORE you start your day.
    Have a great week my friend,


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