My Grace-Full Life

7.28.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Fix Your Thoughts on Jesus


PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’ve been at the She Speaks Conference, and if you’re not familiar—it’s organized by Proverbs 31 Ministries and designed for Christian women who are writers, speakers, leaders, or teachers.
And after three days, my brain is mush.
I’ve been in 10 training sessions and five keynotes, and in between—worship time, meeting new people, luncheons, and more.
I’ve come home mentally exhausted and yet, my mind has so many things to think about.
I had so many amazing takeaways from this year’s conference.
It was another wonderful, blessed time I was able to share with my Mom and friends!
Let’s visit Hebrews 3:1 NIV this morning, which says, “Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.”
Let’s concentrate on the middle part—“fix your thoughts on Jesus.”
What does that mean to you?
How do you fix your thoughts on Jesus?
Because let’s face it, sometimes Jesus gets a little blurry in our minds that are overwhelmed by checklists and distracted by countless “Squirrels!” that are vying for our attention.
The most important first step in keeping our thoughts on Jesus is spending time in His Word.
Jesus is not limited to the four Gospels but is seen throughout Scripture.
We’ve got to spend time with Him in order to keep Him in our thoughts.
After all, we know the saying, “Out of sight, out of mind.”
We never want that saying to apply to Jesus!
We also have to pray and include prayer in more areas than just bedtime and before meals.
Keeping a running, constant prayer going throughout the day means we can have constant conversation with Jesus!
He’s not waiting to get off the phone or appalled that you called on Him instead of texted (though your prayers can certainly be written or typed it that makes things easier).
There are other ways we can keep our thoughts fixed on Jesus but those two are the most powerful.
Today, as you pray, thank God that we have so wonderful a focal point to fix our thoughts on—His Son Jesus Christ.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you stay focused on Jesus though His Word and prayer.

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