Focussing on the Right Things

As I was journalling though Luke 22 this week I saw something hadn’t seen before.

Luke 22:45-46 When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. “Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”

I had always thought that maybe the dispels were lazy or sleepy and so hadn’t fallen asleep instead of praying.

But I saw the 3 words “exhausted from sorrow”.

The disciples were not lazy or sleepy, the were exhausted because they were worried about Jesus and him going to the cross.

I think we have all had times in this season where it feels like we have been exhausted – sometimes just from worry!

Jesus speaks to his disciples – get up and pray!

I think Jesus is saying to us not to focus on the wrong things.

When we focus on the wrong things – and especially things we cannot change – we can get tired and exhausted.

I want to ask you a question.

What are you focussing on?

Is it the past? Is it the bad news? Is it the pandemic and uncertainty about the future?

I believe Jesus wants us to focus on the future, the vision and plans he has for us.

When we stop focussing on what we can’t control and hear the voice of God, we are energized and exhaustion or sorry will lift off us.

Vision is connected to hope!

During this holiday season let’s take the time to re-vision, hear God’s voice, and focus on the new!

We have an amazing day planned in Church this Sunday, we can’t wait to see you online and in connect groups.

Every week people are joining us for the first time, making designs and we are seeing baptisms every month.

Jesus is with us in this moment and we are praying for his blessing over your life!

Josh & Yuki

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