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Spending our time more wisely, serving God

It seems I become misplaced in my daily tasks. Confusion would perhaps be too strong of a word.

After my morning coffee/breakfast I get started in my day. I think I need to gas up the car, go to the post office, head to the grocery store and pick up the items on my list. Often, I return home and realize I missed half of my grocery list, did go to the post office but can’t understand why the gas gauge is still on empty.

So often we become pre-occupied with covering our list that we naturally overlook some of the items. Sometimes we make a list and never get around to doing anything. We may even remind ourselves to FOCUS.

As usual, what happens in the real world is often reflected in the spiritual. While thinking about my spiritual day, I may consider reading an extra chapter of the scriptures, maybe I’ll write some get well cards or go visit our shut-ins but then consider calling these people and save the time writing.

Guess what, I have spent the whole day spinning my wheels. Seems like I’m traveling the road of “good intentions” once again. Instead of getting discouraged about my lack of accomplishment I need to focus on the real reason I’m a Christian. Jn. 12:32, “If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to me.”

My concern needs to be about lifting Jesus for others to see. I need to be like my Lord to go about doing good.

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.” Acts 10:38.

Let’s spend our time wisely to serve the Heavenly Father, but with a certain FOCUS. Keep your eye on the goal, Heaven.

(“From the Pulpit” is a weekly sermon provided by the clergy members of The Weirton Ministerial Association)

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