Daily Devotional Rev. Johnnie Flakes,III - June 05, 2008
Our devotion for today comes from Psalm 119:37a (TEV) "Keep me from paying attention to what is worthless."
Wherever you are today, meditate on this; the battle for sin is won or lost in your mind. Whatever gets your attention will get you. That's why Job said, "I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust upon a young woman." And David prayed Psalm 119:37a.
Have you ever watched a food advertisement on television and suddenly felt you were hungry? That is the power of suggestion. We naturally move toward whatever we focus our attention on. The more you think about something, the stronger it takes hold of you. That's is why repeating "I must stop eating too much or stop smoking or stop lusting" is a self defeating strategy. It keeps you focused on what you don't want. It's like announcing, I'm never going to do what my mom did." You are setting yourself up to repeat it.
What will gain your attention today?
Have a blessed focused day!