Today’s challenge is Focus, something that I do struggle with as curious about so many things!
“I run in the path of your commands for you have set my heart free” Psalm 119.
One of my favourite places to ‘run’ that is close to home is Elk Island National Park. It is also a bison park, so you will see the buffalo roaming free too! They are free, yet they are also fenced in for protection.
That’s what God does for us too, doesn’t He?
His fences are protection. His commands for us bring freedom. When we focus on His ways and His path, we gain peace by being in the freedom in who He made us to be. We become ourselves, unattached to the shiny things of this world that do not last, and attached to the source that is forever.
To help focus, I am taking time to listen to God’s whispers more, and pay attention to that unsettling feeling when my focus is off the path of what is best for me, others, and the world. There are so many shiny objects! Yet, there really is only one true Light, isn’t there?
What are the ways that help you stay focused away from the shiny objects and on the Light?
In a couple of weeks, I’ll be launching my new journal-Breathing Spaces, a 21 day journal of rest, reflection, & renewal.
For the first 21 days of June, I’ll be posting a Breathing Space picture and the day’s reflection question on my Facebook Page and Instagram. I hope you’ll follow and join us, for one day, or 10 days, or all of them! And even post your own Breathing Spaces pictures using the hashtag #inspiringhopeinyou. We’d love to see your places of rest and renewal!
Did you know that just looking at an image of nature can lower stress levels and increase happiness?
And the smell of coffee? Oh, so glad for that!!