FS Word of Power
April 28, 2021
Proverbs 4:25-27 (The Voice)
25 Keep your head up, your eyes straight ahead,
and your focus fixed on what is in front of you.
26 Take care you don’t stray from the straight path,
the way of truth, and you will safely reach the end of your road.
27 Do not veer off course to the right or the left;
step away from evil and leave it behind.
The book of Proverbs instructs how to SUCCEED in our attempt to reach our goal: destination HEAVEN! Reading verses 25-27 in chapter 4 it all sounds so easy: heads up, eyes fixed ahead and walking straight! But in reality, it is hard not to lose focus, it´s difficult not get sidetracked and keep on the right way. Why? Well- the enemy is busy trying to prevent us from becoming who we are called to be ambassadors of Christ. But sometimes it´s just us- we just cave in after being tempted and feel guilty and ashamed. Even Apostle Paul knew of the battle between flesh and spirit: “Romans 7:19-20 “For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.”
But PRAISE GOD there is HOPE! Paul continues by reminding us :4 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!
The Word instructs us to keep our eyes on Jesus! Follow hard after Him…and He will make all your paths sure and straight! TO HELP US FOCUS FORWARD AND FOLLOW CHRIST allow me to encourage with the following:
First thing in the morning, will you,
Through prayer, seek God’s presence and help with every event, every encounter, every decision that will come to you?
Throughout the day, will you,
Pray for grace to choose activities and relationships that will delight God’s heart and build His kingdom?
Last thing at night, will you,
Give praise to God for His constant help, His abiding love, and His leading you forward throughout the day?
If your answer is YES- it will help you to stay focused and overcome any enemy attacks on your spiritual walk with Christ. If you are determined and keep your HEAD UP- you hear Him say one day: WELCOME home!