Therefore, because you were raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
Dear Lord Jesus,
We focus so much on the things around us every day; deadlines, doctor appointments, travel, and the list goes on and on. We lose focus on you; we make this earth, this life, the things we chase after. We pray that you would send us your Spirit to create, strengthen, and increase our faith, so our focus is on you and our heavenly home. You came to this world, took on human flesh, died in our place, then defeated death by rising again. Because you forgave our sin and removed them as far as the east is from the west, we have been given the gift of heaven. So we have the confidence through your resurrection, we, too, will rise again. Lord, you are in complete control of this chaotic world; be with us to realize you got this so that we can focus on heavenly things. When our last day comes, we can be confident that we, too, will be with you, you will raise this body from the grave, and we will live with you forever. Amen.
Pastor Roger Emmons
It is easy to get sidetracked with all the day-to-day problems. Pray that God will put your challenges into perspective, and you focus your attention on what really matters—heavenly things.