Focus (Thirty Days To Greater Fruitfulness, Day 13)

This blog has been temporarily overtaken by my Thirty Days To Greater Fruitfulness Challenge.  You can find out more by checking out the Introduction.

Today was another one of those days where there was work going on below the surface.  It’s not so much that nothing was going on as much as most of the work was hidden and unseen.

What I can gladly report though is that in my time of waiting to hear what the Lord had to say, Jesus dramatically clarified my week. Instead of the numerous things I would have tried to do this week, I have only a few specific tasks.  This is important because I make up a lot of extra work for myself.  Having Jesus clarify what is my job over the next week is remarkably freeing.  I don’t have to worry about all the things that typically concern me, I just have to be faithful with what I’ve heard.

So for this week, I have to probe into one of the situations that I keep bringing up (which I still have very little clarity on).  I also have to prepare for our block party coming up in a few weeks.  And then I get to dream with Jesus about what our house church(es?) will look like in the near future.  Simple, huh?  And there-in lies the beauty of God giving us the things that are His agenda.

How about you?  Have you seen the Lord bring focus to your life on this 30 Day challenge?  Has that made things easier or more difficult?  Leave a comment and let us know.

Join us on the “Thirty Days to Greater Fruitfulness” experiment.  For the rest of September we are spending 30 minutes in silent prayer listening to Jesus and then acting on what He asks us to do.  Then we blog about the changes that are occurring in our lives through the marriage of listening and obedience.  It’s not too late.  If you’re just checking out that experiment feel free to jump in.  And if you want more information, you can check it out here.

Photo Credit: September WallPaper Calendar by DewDreams

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About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

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