Month: December 2016

Removing Distractions

Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life – a Daily Devotional

Removing Distractions

One of Satan’s more cunning weapons is distraction. He knows if we become sidetracked by the cares of the world that, more than likely, we will begin to neglect our time with God.

To keep us faithful and in close fellowship and communion with Him, sometimes God wants us to remove distractions that are separating us from Him, even if it hurts.

For example, if our career or desire for money or social status are more important to us than pleasing God, we need to get our priorities straight. Or maybe a relationship is keeping you from spending time with God and you’re looking for that person’s attention and approval more than God’s. The bottom line is, any situation or desire in our life that keeps us from being led by the Holy Spirit or living for God is an unhealthy distraction that’s not good for us.

God wants us to be moved by His Spirit, not by distractions. So today, set aside all of the distractions of life and purposely focus on God. When you seek God first with your whole heart, you will find Him. He’s always there waiting for you.

Prayer Starter: Lord, I ask You to help me remove all of the distractions in my life, even if it hurts. Help me to seek You above all else and be led by the Holy Spirit in my daily life. I want to live for You!

Matthew 6:33 NIV

33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

2017 Resolution…

God, I won’t get discouraged about where I am. You’ve already brought me so far, and I know that You will continue to light my way.

Psalm 119:105 NIV

105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.




The Lord says, “When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me.”

-Jeremiah 29:13-14 (NRSV)

Thought for the Day:  Today I will seek God for more than just answers.

Women’s Bible Study




A Women’s Bible Study, “Jonah, Navigating a Life Interrupted,” will begin on Sunday January 15 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Scottsburg United Methodist Church.  These lessons will continue each Sunday night for 7 weeks.

Interruptions. They’re aggravating. Sometimes infuriating. But how we handle interruptions actually tell us more about ourselves. What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! Priscilla redefines interruption as God’s life, the result  was revival in an entire city.

If you would like to be a part of this bible study please call or email the church office to register by Thursday January 12.  Each participant that registers will receive a workbook on the night of the first lesson.  A donation of $15.00 per participant to cover the cost of the workbook will be appreciated but not required.  When registering please include your name, address, phone number, & email address.  Contact the SUMC church office by phone: 812-752-3545 or email:

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope that your holiday season is blessed. Time with family and friends is the best gift we can receive.