What Has Your Attention Today?

What you focus on grows and what you neglect dies.

That statement could be applied to many areas of our lives. Yet I would like to apply it to our souls for these next few moments.

In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus taught his followers a parable about seeds and plants and how easily their growth can be stifled. 

“Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants…The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.” (Matthew 13:7,22)

Today, Jesus reminds us that our lives can get so cluttered with worries and the deceitfulness of wealth at the expense of our souls. The more you focus on these, the more potential for your soul to shrivel. 

It doesn’t happen overnight, making drifting so dangerous because it’s very subtle. 

John Ortberg writes in his book Soul Keeping: 
“We mistake our clutter for life. If we cease to be busy, do we matter? A person preoccupied with externals — success, reputation, ceaseless activity, lifestyle, office gossip — may be dead internally and not even recognize it.”

How is your soul today? Why not use this holy week to recalibrate your focus and join us Thursday night for a time of worship and communion during our Maundy - Thursday service at the Wesley Inn at 6:00 p.m. 

Then on Sunday, celebrate with us at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m as we once again affirm that our life and our hope is found in the resurrection of Jesus, nothing else!

Praying for your soul to flourish!