Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I was viewing some pictures and videos of Kiera at The Large Connection and marveled at how convenient digital technology is. Then a thought hit me: This technology can be used to affect the way the children being born today and in the future view their world — Everything is pixilated. In digital visual media, if you zoom in enough, there are just solid color pixels. Applying that to our lives as children of God is easy. Don't get fooled by what appears to be unclear boundaries and undefinable blending. Zoom in. Get to the core. The world may be confusing but God is not confused. When we abide in Him and His word, we see clearly. The lines, boundaries, and true source of things are evident. Our lives can be based on truth, not on the ambiguities and blurriness of the world.

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.…Therefore, if the Son sets you free, you really will be free."
John 8:31-32, 36 (HCSB)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Focusing on the Right Target

Shooting guns is something I have enjoyed in the past and something I would like to enjoy again. While not the best shot in the world, I have been a very good shot with rifle or pistol. Hitting a target has always been something I could do as long as I focused on it. There have been times when I used a scope and that made focusing even easier. Of course, there were times when the view through a scope made finding the target a challenge since the scope of view is very limited through a scope. The solution is to eyeball the target first, align the gun in the general direction of the target, focus on the specific target through the scope, and then squeeze of the desired rounds.

There seems to be a lot of things happening and soon to happen that are requiring or will require a great deal of my attention. It is not relief that is needed at this point but, rather, focus. My focus needs to be on the emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual needs of others. I need a good "eyeball" view of what is happening, line up my resources, focus in on the needs, and then start squeezing off as many rounds as it takes to get the job done.

Excuse me while I start aiming.