Focus On Today

I was thinking today about how overwhelmed I’ve been. In making decisions about our path to the next adventure in our lives I feel like my husband and I might have lost our way.

keep calm and focus on today

I saw the above meme online and it made me stop for just a second and remember our model prayer. We are instructed in Matthew to pray for today. We are reminded to “not be afraid” and to “never be anxious”. So, I need to pray for help with those things. Deep breath!

be not afraid

I’ll just leave these scriptures here for a reminder:

Matthew 6:22, 23

22 “The lamp of the body is the eye.+ If, then, your eye is simple,* your whole body will be bright; 23 but if your eye is wicked,*+ your whole body will be dark. If in reality the light that is in you is darkness, how great that darkness is!+

1 Timothy 6:8

8 So, having sustenance and covering, we shall be content with these things.+

Matthew 6:33

33 “Keep on, then, seeking* first the kingdom and his righteousness,+ and all these [other] things will be added to YOU

Hebrews 13:5

5 Let [YOUR] manner of life be free of the love of money,+ while YOU are content+ with the present things.+ For he has said: “I will by no means leave you nor by any means forsake you.”

Luke 12:15

15 Then he said to them: “Keep YOUR eyes open and guard against every sort of covetousness,+ because even when a person has an abundance his life does not result from the things he possesses

Philippians 1:10

10 that YOU may make sure of the more important things,+ so that YOU may be flawless+ and not be stumbling+ others up to the day of Christ,

Galatians 5:22, 23

22 On the other hand, the fruitage+ of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness,+ faith, 23 mildness, self-control.+ Against such things there is no law.+

Galatians 6:9

9 So let us not give up in doing what is fine,+ for in due season we shall reap if we do not tire out.+

Psalm 37:10

10 And just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more;+

And you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will not be.+

Proverbs 2:21, 22

21 For the upright are the ones that will reside in the earth,+ and the blameless are the ones that will be left over in it.+ 22 As regards the wicked, they will be cut off from the very earth;+ and as for the treacherous, they will be torn away from it.+

1 Thessalonians 5:6

6 So, then, let us not sleep+ on as the rest do,+ but let us stay awake+ and keep our senses

Luke 21:34, 35

34 “But pay attention to yourselves that YOUR hearts never become weighed down with overeating and heavy+ drinking and anxieties+ of life,* and suddenly that day be instantly upon YOU+ 35 as a snare.+ For it will come in upon all those dwelling upon the face of all the earth.+

Colossians 3:5

5 Deaden,+ therefore, YOUR body members+ that are upon the earth as respects fornication,* uncleanness,* sexual appetite,*+ hurtful desire, and covetousness,+ which is idolatry.

Philippians 4:8

8 Finally, brothers, whatever things* are true, whatever things are of serious concern, whatever things are righteous, whatever things are chaste,+ whatever things are lovable,* whatever things are well spoken of, whatever virtue there is and whatever praiseworthy thing there is, continue considering these things.+

Philippians 4:6, 7

6 Do not be anxious over anything,+ but in everything by prayer and supplication+ along with thanksgiving let YOUR petitions be made known to God;+ 7 and the peace+ of God that excels all thought will guard YOUR hearts+ and YOUR mental powers by means of Christ Jesus

Matthew 8:20

20 But Jesus said to him: “Foxes have dens and birds of heaven have roosts, but the Son of man* has nowhere to lay down his head.”+

Proverbs 3:5, 6

5 Trust in Jehovah with all your heart+ and do not lean upon your own understanding.+ 6 In all your ways take notice of him,+ and he himself will make your paths straight.+

2 Corinthians 13:5

5 Keep testing whether YOU are in the faith, keep proving what YOU yourselves are.+ Or do YOU not recognize that Jesus Christ is in union with YOU?+ Unless YOU are disapproved.

2 Timothy 1:7

7 For God gave us not a spirit of cowardice,+ but that of power+ and of love and of soundness of mind.+

Isaiah 41:10

10 Do not be afraid, for I am with you.+ Do not gaze about, for I am your God.*+ I will fortify you.+ I will really help you.+ I will really keep fast hold of you with my right hand+ of righteousness

James 4:7, 8

7 Subject yourselves,+ therefore, to God; but oppose* the Devil,+ and he will flee from YOU.+ 8 Draw close to God, and he will draw close to YOU.+ Cleanse YOUR hands, YOU sinners,+ and purify YOUR hearts,+ YOU indecisive*+ ones

Proverbs 19:20

20 Listen to counsel and accept discipline,+ in order that you may become wise in your future.+