Monday, February 18, 2013

Where's the Attention Going?

Who do you bring attention to?
I love watching, coaching and trying to play sports. I love listening to interviews with professional sports athletes, whether on the radio or tv. You can tell who is good in front of a camera and who is not (which is the majority). But if you take a closer listen to the types of words they use, you find out more about them as a person and not just an athlete.
This last week at The Rescue we chatted about how at the largest sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl, we heard from the biggest stars of the sport. Their focus-personal achievement! Players talking about how they were the best players at their position and since they won the Super Bowl they had achieved the 'ultimate' in life.
As Christians we are called to be different.
John 1:23, 'John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling in the desert; make straight the way for the Lord."'
John 1:26, '"I baptize with water," John replied, "but among you stands one you do not know. He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."'
These are some words from John the Baptist. He had been preaching about a Messiah, and had inherited quite a following, but he pointed to the one that deserved ALL the attention-Jesus.
For us today, we need to put down the motivation that is felt from self promotion. We serve a Savior and Lord that gave everything for us. We are to live a life of thanks for the love that's been given.
Who do you bring attention to?


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