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Looking Intently

But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it-he will be blessed in what he does.  James 1:25

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Time spent on some things might be better spent somewhere else.

A Facebook friend posted a picture of a stone wall and asked viewers to look at it, look away, and then look back. Viewers should see something other than a stone wall.

I was looking for Jesus’ face to appear. It didn’t. Though I followed the directions, all I saw was the same stone wall. I messaged my friend who explained what I needed to look for. It wasn’t Jesus’ face but a large cigar with ashes stuck in the wall.

There was no significance in the time I spent gazing at this stone wall, but it was entertaining once I saw the cigar. I enjoy staying connected with friends and family through Facebook, but looking at a stone wall and seeing nothing except a big cigar made me feel as if I’d wasted my time.

When I read God's Word, I never feel as if I’m wasting my time. I could also trim the time I spend on Facebook and spend more time looking into God's Word. While there is no promise connected to looking into Facebook, there is a promise for looking into and obeying God's Word. The promise is that we will be blessed in what we do.

Consider cutting some time from social media and looking more into God's Word so you can hear what God says and be blessed.

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Debbie Norred

Debbie Norred is the founder of Heartkeepers Ministries, Inc., a women's speaking and writing ministry founded on Proverbs 4:23. Her greatest desire is to know Christ and share His love with others. You can read more about her ministry at www.heartkeepers.org. Debbie resides with her husband, Mike, in Lynn Haven, Florida. They have one grown son, Blake, and are members of Lynn Haven United Methodist Church.