What’s Important

In Genesis 25, Esau was talked out of his birthright because he only looked at what he wanted in the short term. We must be able to make decisions based not only what we want now but also in the future.  This poem is about setting priorities and planning out our daily activities. Have a great weekend my friends!

Step Ahead

A wonderful life will result
When through prayer we consult
And have the discipline
To seek, ask and listen.

Prayerfully seeking God’s direction;
Learning lessons through reflection;
Planning out the future with vision;
Beginning each day with a mission.

Focusing not on short term desires
But on long term significance requires
Knowing what the priorities are
And setting out to reach for the stars.

Spending time with Him to pray
Before taking on the challenges of a day.
Knowing hope can never be taken away;
And His power will be put on display.

Learning from experiences;
Researching for references;
Seeking thoughts that are upbeat;
Sharing with others in a tweet.

Poem By Mark Shields – © 08-13-2015
Inspired by Study of Genesis 25
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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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