Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Morning Musings ...

Yesterday was another very good day. God is so good. We had beautiful weather, which really stood out given the rain and dreariness of the previous few days. We had a great spirit in our worship. People seemed to really be engaged in the service right from the beginning through until the end of the service and then hung around and spent time with each other for a long time.

Our attendance was very low, thanks in large part to illness and the fear of illness.

I did an addition to the series that I concluded last Sunday. The question of the day was "Where is your focus?". I told the story of my youngest grandson play baseball and after pitching to his mom for a while and her having trouble hitting the ball (to give her a break it probably had a lot to do with the fact that he is 2 1/2 years old and isn't real accurate with his pitches). He evidently got frustrated with mom and took the ball walked over to mom, holding the ball up toward her face he said "Watch the ball Mommy, watch the ball!". He has heard that a few times while he is hitting and repeated the instruction. That is really good advice, not just for baseball.

In our relationship with Christ we need to "watch the ball" by keeping our eyes on God, focusing on our faith and not the struggles we face and focusing on the God of our faith not the opposition we face. So what are you focusing on, is it what God has called you to focus on?

It is good advice in our work, our personal relationships, our relationship with Christ and many other things.

Had a good time in my class on parenting last night. So encouraged by our switch to Sunday School on Sunday evenings. Sunday mornings seem smoother (though people are having trouble getting there on time) and we have more relaxed times of sharing and discussion in our classes in the evening and the numbers are very good.

Have a great week and check your focus.


At 4:45 PM, Blogger Kindra said...

Yes, it was most definitely because he still has the pitching accuracy of a 2 1/2yr old...well, that's mostly why I kept missing! I can tell you, that mom is all time pitcher now, he's apparently given up on my hitting skills!


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