If you want to have a good start to your day, listen to a worshipful song. Focusing on Jesus will set your heart and mind on things above. Colossians 3:2 says “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Also Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Setting your mind on things above—Jesus, Who is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and Heaven and what it holds for us when we go there—will cause peace to live in your heart instead of turmoil that comes with thinking about the things of this world.

I know that we cannot avoid thinking about what we have to do the rest of the day, but take Jesus with you throughout your day. He is with you anyway, so why not acknowledge Him and talk to Him as you go about your daily activities. Doing so will keep peace alive in you. If something happens that gives you a fearful or angry spirit, take it to Jesus in prayer and ask Him to calm you and help you to leave your concerns in His hands. He knows you from the inside out because He created you. He wants to help you live your life. Ask Him to take you through it with Him by your side.

One of the Christian music artists that is timeless to me, as well as her music, is Sandi Patty. Her voice is so pure and beautiful. The last two days I have been listening to some of her CD’s and that is why I am writing this devotional. Her music makes me focus on Jesus. There are other artists that do that, too. In fact, because people are so different, I’m sure that certain artists’ music will speak to you more than they would me. But to help you get started and to help you focus on Jesus right now, please go to the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=389e0aLJJzU to watch and listen to Sandi sing “In Heaven’s Eyes.” Another one that is one of my all-time favorites is “We Shall Behold Him,” and you can watch that video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ3H3lg9NZM. This song is about when Jesus returns for His children, His church, His true believers. That day will be like no other for believers in Jesus. I know we will all be speechless and immediately worshipping Him because we will not be able to do anything else out of amazement and gratitude for what Jesus did for us on the cross. What a day that will be!!! (By the way, the dark-haired woman that they keep showing and that Sandi hugs at the end, is Dottie Rambo, the lady that wrote that song! I looked for more of Sandi’s songs also, such as “In His Presence”…there is peace, but only found it with someone else singing it. 

I really hope you will watch both of these videos to the end. The audio is not CD quality, but still good enough to bring you into God’s presence and give you peace.

 

Sharon