Devotions

DEVOTION BY MARK FUGATE

FRAME IT UP

I want to share a verse from the King James Version of the Bible this week.  Mostly because it’s the one I memorized growing up – but also it will make my dad happy when he steals this devotion on line.

  • Hebrews 11: 3 – Through faith we understand that the worlds were FRAMED by the word of God

It has dawned upon me on occasion that the frame can be more important than the picture.  In other words

  • Sometimes the way you say something is more important than what you say. Sometimes the way you feel about something becomes more important to you than the reality of what is happening.

When my son was little he was always hurting himself.  He ran into the corner of a church pew one night and I took him to the emergency room – he needed stitches.  We set there hour after hour – a total of five – but after about two hours I was thinking of taking a shoestring and lacing up that cut myself.  I grew impatient and was getting upset – but then as He always does – God got ahold of me.

I began thinking that while we have to wait – some of those people wouldn’t be going home at all.  That night we may be spending time in the hospital but there are some who spend years of their life there.  It took me a bit but my mind switched from frustration to appreciation.  What happened?  Nothing changed except the frame of reference I put it in.   I determined that night….

  • I’m not going to let my life get so out of focus it takes a tragedy to change my frame.

Things in your life can look better and be better – with the right frame.