Today’s Verse

With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

Psalm 119:10

Wednesday, October 26

Our recent theme in our devotions over the past several days centers around the thought of what would happen if God came to our church. For this to happen, I must prepare my heart, give glory to God, and listen intently to the Word of God. 

Step #4 – I must eliminate distractions to focus on Jesus

In Acts 4:27-28, we find that the Jerusalem church gave careful attention to Jesus. In the midst of this prayer, they honored our Lord by remembering that He too went on trial before “Herod…Pontius Pilate…Gentiles… and the people of Israel.” Jesus too had been delivered up for a predetermined “purpose.”

Jesus must be the object of all our worship, the audience of all our prayers, and the subject of all our sermons and Bible lessons. Ephesians 3:21 says, “to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages or generations, world without end. Amen.”

Practically speaking, do you sit where you do in church because of friends, the ability to see all the people, to hide, etc. Have you ever considered moving to a location where you minimize distractions? Why not try it? Literally, there are always seats available near the front. What if members “fought” who could have the front seats because all they were concerned about was the worship and preaching time? Would we experience a visit from God by setting aside everything to solely focus on Him? Sunday is coming… why not try it?


Weekly Memory Verse

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

Psalm 42:2

"You may not be able to predict the time of a tornado, earthquake or the Lord's return. But you can know for a fact that He is coming back. Work today to share the escape route of God's grace with others, before the night cometh."
- David Jeremiah

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