WEEKLY DEVOTION – May 02, 2021
“Focus on the Word”
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
In the whirlwind of opinions, debates, and ideologies it is easy to get sidetracked and confused. We need to constantly monitor what we hear, what comes to us uninvited and even what our eyes behold. We need a filter in this world of social media in order protect our minds, our hearts and especially our spirits.
The answer is in allowing the Word of God and the message of Jesus Christ to enter our interior realm with authority and priority. We must listen, meditate and surrender to the message of God’s love through Christ and his promise of life with purpose and meaning.
In addition, to personal access to the Word of God for growth, protection, and truth, we are enhanced when we share with others the message of liberation, forgiveness and reconciliation. The result of this spiritual discipline and daily practice is enriching Spirit filled worship. And then our lives will be filled with gratitude and thanksgiving all year long.
Lord, help me to focus upon the riches of your Word for my needs as I share in community with other believers through worship and praise. Amen
Dumas Alexander Harshaw, Jr.