Sunday, August 10, 2014

Prattville Dragoons Chaplain's Column for August 2014

From the current Camp Dispatch.

Chaplain’s Column:  Where is Your Focus Today?
            Maybe we should “press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" - Philippians 3:14. I once heard someone say that there are two days that can steal the joy from today. One is yesterday and the other is tomorrow.
            I believe that God has a destiny for our lives. God has a plan for your life just like He did mine, for a purpose. If you have not already done so, you must understand and press forward to fulfill the destiny God has for your life. If you don’t know what that might be, then start asking God to reveal that to you. Ask Him to show you the lane you are to run in.
            When a runner is in a race, he puts his eyes on the goal. He doesn’t look at the cheering crowd or the other runners. Neither does he examine himself. He has his eyes on the goal. He looks away from everything else. The finish line is all he sees. That’s exactly what we’re to do. The reason many Christians fail in the race is that they have not learned to look away from other things. They’re trying to look in both directions at the same time, and James 1:8 says, "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways." And Matthew 6:22 says, "If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light."
            Where is your focus today? Has the world drawn you back into itself, luring you away from the command of our Lord? Read Matthew 28:19-20. That’s your goal. Take a few minutes to write out a mission statement about your life focusing on that one thing that you think God has called you to do. Then remember or look through those notes to remind yourself to stay focused on the calling of God in your life.
            In order to get down this spiritual road of discernment we must  walk closer and closer with God in our prayer life and listen to His still small voice give us direction in our lives.
Please remember to pray for the following:

Yours In Christ
Tom Snowden, Chaplain

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