Day 59: Change Your Focus     

The Daily Word: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Leviticus 22:17-23:44
Mark 9:30-10:12
Psalm 44:1-8
Proverbs 10:19
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off… – Mk 9:43

Few of us want to sin. Most of us simply don’t know how to stop. Instead of trying to fight sin, simply change your focus:

1) Change your environment. Sin is often the result of bad habits. We take a familiar turn that we know leads to a dead end. Instead of going to the same places and falling into the same patterns, switch it up. Go to church instead of going to that Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas; and see how your week turns around!

2) Change your friends. You become like the people you camp around. If you show me who you hang out with, I’ll show you whom you’re becoming. Are you surrounded by people who exhort and encourage you, and draw you closer to the Cross?

3) Keep your eyes on Jesus! Cursing the darkness is okay; but turning on the light is even better. The best way to forget about your sin is to let Jesus consume your focus.

Prayer:

Father, Your word says I am sanctified: holy and set apart for the Lord! Thank You that I am no longer a slave to sin; I am free to live a life of supernatural power and strength, in Jesus’ name!

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