New Focus: Look to God (#903)

New Focus: Look to God (#903)
Today we are going to continue a series we started before we took a break to look at “The Return of the Lord” for a number of sessions.  We’re going to get back to a series I called “A New Focus” where you have to change your entire focus in life.  We’ll start back with one on focus, called “Look to God.”  And the point of every verse we’ll read today will be simply to not look at the circumstances around you — I mean, obviously you have to be aware of them and if you are crossing the street you have to be aware to know if there is a truck barreling down the road, but it is not your main focus in life, it is not the main thing you are concerned about, it is not the main thing that defines your life — the circumstances and the people around you is not your main focus.  God is the one who is our strength, He is the one that is our deliverance, He is the one that gives us peace and supplies our needs and directs our paths.  So our primary focus is on Him and all the other things in life: the people, the circumstances, the vehicles, the machines, the bank accounts, the hundreds of other things we all deal with; they are important, but they’re not the number one thing,  The number one thing is to look to God.  And then as we do, God will help all those other parts of life smooth out.  And even if they all fall apart and from time to time those other aspects of our life do fall apart.  God will still be there to take care of you; and whatever it is that you’ve lost, or missed or has gone wrong, or a tragedy, or a difficulty God will be there to provide and supply what you need.  So let’s go to II Kings 6:8…
Taught by Bruce Mahone 20160911, All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
II Kings 6:8-23      Chariots of fire – Raise your vision for your life
Ps. 60:11-12          Through God we shall do valiantly: for he shall tread down our enemies
Ps. 71:1-15            Thou art my hope (vs. 5), I will hope continually (vs. 14)
Psalm 91                1000, 10,000 shall fall, but it shall not come nigh thee (vs. 7)
Ps. 146:5                Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God
Ps. 147:11              The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy
Prov 16:3                Commit(roll) your works unto the Lord, and your thoughts shall be established
Prov. 28:1                The wicked flee when no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Prov 29:18              Where there is no vision (divine communication), the people perish (wander): but he that keepeth the law, happy is he
Jer 17:7                    Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope [4009 – mibtach – trust, confidence, refuge] the LORD is
Dan. 11:32               The people that do know their God shall be strong (stand firm) and do exploits (take action)
II Cor. 4:(1-)18         Look not at those things which are seen
Phil 3:3                     Worship God in the spirit, rejoice in CJ, have no confidence in the flesh
Col 3:1-3                   Seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth (vs. 1)
II Tim 4:16-18           At my first answer [defense] no man stood with me.
The Lord stood with me … shall deliver me from every evil work.
New Focus – Look To God (#903)

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