THRIVE: Focus – Gaze on God and glance at the challenges.


What are you focusing on today and how is that impacting your life? Are you focusing on the waves of life rather than keeping your eyes on God, causing you to fear or even sink? Are you focusing on the storms of life rather than keeping your eyes on God, causing you to fear and get tossed around? Are you focusing on God and finding peace in the midst of the storms? Are you focusing on God and being able to keep walking with God in the midst of the waves?

There are so many times in life we glance at God and gaze on things we shouldn’t be looking at. There are so many times when rather than glance and look away from temptation we gaze at it and get led into temptation. So today let’s choose to gaze on God so that we don’t get led into temptations! Let’s choose to gaze on God so that we can walk out of life in His peace no matter if he removes the problem or helps us walk through it! Let’s choose to keep our eyes on God and when Jesus calls us out of the boat we are able to walk on water in His strength and His peace with faith! Let’s choose to walk and talk with Jesus through it all! Let’s pray without ceasing!


‘But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. ‘

Matthew 14:27-32

‘You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. ‘

Isaiah 26:3-4

Verse of the Day: 1 Thessalonians 5:17

‘Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. ‘

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Today’s post from “Be The Dads” is
Being Fathered By God – Day 8


Is your focus on the right things? Are you gazing at God and glancing at the distractions and temptations? Are you glancing at God and gazing at the distractions and temptations? Are you focusing on God’s plans and purposes for your life? Invite Jesus into your heart! Invite Jesus into your life! Allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you providing the wisdom and discernment you need to navigate each day!

If you pray the following prayer with me feel free to let me know so I can pray with you and for you too. (If you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment then you can always try email.

Let’s Pray!

Prayer Of Salvation
"Oh Father God, I believe with all of my heart that Jesus died on the cross for my sake and has risen from the dead. Lord, I receive Your Word and I repent of my sins. I renounce the past. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. I receive my forgiveness. I receive the new birth, cleansed and washed in the Word and in the precious blood of Jesus. Fill me with Your Spirit, in Jesus' name. Amen."

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