Recently while visiting Creating a Better Life
blog, I read a very sincere & honest post about losing focus.
This lead me to consider the Spritual Principles concerning focus that are contained in the Christian Bible. The Bible is a book of Spritual Principles. These Divine Principles are presented in many ways, in many stories and many times. Some are spoken of directly some are hidden to be discerned.
Your focus should always be kept on the spiritual. It is in the spirit that things first take place, where problems are solved, material things are created.
The Spritual Principle here is: Spiritual first....material or physical follows.
Romans 12:2 Be not conformed to this world: But be ye transformed by the RENEWING of your MIND, (the reason) that ye may prove what is that GOOD, and ACCEPTABLE, and PERFECT, will of GOD. Spiritual first.....material follows.
Galatians 5:22 But the FRUIT of the SPIRIT is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against which there is no law. Spiritual first....material follows.
Psalm 1:2,3 But his delight is in the Law of the Lord; and in his Law does he meditate day and night.
AND he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of waters, that brings forth his fruit in his season; and his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper. Spiritual first....material follows
Joshua 1:7,8 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou may observe to do according to all thy law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, THAT thou may prosper in whatever thou does.
This book of the Law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shall meditate therein day and night; THAT thou may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for THEN thou shall make thy way properous, and THEN thou shall have good success. Spiritual first....material follows.
And ofcourse you remember the story of Peter when he attempted to walk on the water. As long as he kept his eyes(focus) on Jesus(spiritual) he walked and did not sink. When he took his eyes(focus) off Jesus(spiritual) and looked at the storms effects(material) he began to sink in the water. When he put the Spiritual first he gained the material he wanted. When he reversed the Principle he lost the material.
Spiritual first....material follows.
There are many many more examples and stories that show this very important Spiritual Principle. The next time you spend some time with your Bible look for this Principle.
Divine Principles are for living life. They never fail. Keep your SonVision. Keep your focus on the Spiritual and the material will be manifested in your world.
This is the life that Jesus lived, he saw through Spirit in all circumstances at all times. He used his SonVision, he never lost his focus.