Posts with the tag “focus”

Refocusing for a New Chapter
by Delman Coates on January 14th, 2024
"We will keep your name close." - Psalm 75:1   In the pursuit of writing a new chapter in our lives and changing the narrative, the wisdom of the Psalmist offers a transformative key: refocus your attention. When faced with the absence of clear closure and understanding, the Psalmist provides a powerful example. Instead of dwelling on the actions of his enemies, he declares, "and we will keep your...  Read More
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Through the Window of Perspective
by Delman Coates on October 20th, 2023
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28   In the midst of life's trials, it's crucial to maintain a perspective that looks beyond the present moment. Remember that trials are temporary, and even in the midst of difficulty, God can work to bring about His purposes. Let this window of perspective be y...  Read More
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Stepping Out on Faith
by Delman Coates on August 30th, 2023
“Then the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, 'Will I really have a child, now that I am old? ' Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” – Genesis 18:13-14  Sarah overheard the Lord speaking to Abraham. The Lord told Abraham that Sarah was going to have a child in the upcoming year. However, Sarah, when hea...  Read More
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Your Defense
by Delman Coates on May 6th, 2023
“The Lord is my strength and my defense, He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him. The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is His name.” - Exodus 15:2-3  Do you understand why you must not look behind you when you are pursuing God’s plans and purposes for your life? It’s like looking at the rear window when trying to drive forward. You cannot s...  Read More
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Refocus Your Attention
by Delman Coates on May 5th, 2023
“The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” - Proverbs 18:10  If you want to leave your old life behind and step into the life God is calling you to live, you are going to have to do a few things differently. Albert Einstein is famously quoted as saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” If you...  Read More
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He Sees You
by Delman Coates on February 23rd, 2023
“The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and His ears toward their cry.” - Psalm 34:15  Yesterday we discussed the story of a young boy who was visibly frustrated at his father for not being able to get his way, so much so that he told his father, “I hate you.” But the father didn’t respond with anger. Instead, he did three things that stood out to me. He demonstrated to his son the followin...  Read More
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The Key to God’s Heart
by Ministry Support on November 22nd, 2022
“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” - Hebrews 4:16  What Jesus teaches us during His time on earth is that access to the Father is granted on the basis of love and not on legalism. In John 13, Jesus talks to His disciples about getting to the place where He is going. This is the chapter ...  Read More
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Staying Focused
by Ministry Support on November 11th, 2022
“Therefore, holy brothers, partners in a heavenly calling, keep your focus on Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession.” - Hebrews 3:1  Did you know that some animal tamers have been known to carry a stool in the cage of lion as a form of distraction. Why? Because lions can only focus on one object. When the tamer points the four legs of the stool at the lion, he or she is paralyzed, n...  Read More
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Refocus Your Attention
by Ministry Support on September 5th, 2022
“The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to Him and are safe.” - Proverbs 18:10   Over the next few days, we are going to look at how you can overcome those times in your life when you just can’t seem to find the closure you are looking for. Perhaps one chapter in your life has just ended abruptly, and though you might not be ready to move on, that chapter is over. That doesn’t me...  Read More
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Now or Most?
by Ministry Support on October 8th, 2021
“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.” - Psalm 37:7  Over the last week, we have spent much time talking about the Holy Spirit and His role in our lives. One of the biggest roles the Spirit plays is helping us decipher what God wants for us. Psalm 37:4 tells us, “Take delight in the Lord, and h...  Read More
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Where Is Your Focus?
by Ministry Support on May 29th, 2021
David was in great danger; for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in spirit for their sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. (1 Samuel 30:6) One thing I love about David is that he understands the power of focus in the face of the unimaginable. David is going through what has to be one of the most difficult seasons of his life (1 Sa...  Read More
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Don’t Lose Focus
by Ministry Support on October 27th, 2020
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. – Psalm 121:1-2  Something we all need to understand is that the key to recovery has a lot to do with where your focus is. Albert Einstein once said, “If you want to live a healthy and happy life, tie it to a steady goal and a vision.” Paulo Coelho talked about focus this way “When...  Read More
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