Watch and Pray

“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.  For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth.  Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”  – Jesus, Luke 21:34-36

I am praying, not as much as I should, please have mercy on me, Lord Jesus.

I am watching, not as much as I should, please have mercy on me Lord Jesus.

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”  – Lamentations 3:23

Turning my eyes away from this world and onto God is hard, yet becoming increasingly easy.  I don’t want to see the things that try their best to bring terror to my heart through the news reel.  I want to focus on my family’s faces, feel their hugs, hear their voices.  Enjoy quiet times together in the family room.  I want to read Jesus’ words, because he always knows just what to say and how to say it.  I want to focus on the things to come, the things of God, the things of heaven, the things that matter.  

Watching and praying.  Love, Lisa