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Read John 9:1-25; 39-41

Today’s study questions:

1. Why do you believe the Pharisees focused on the Sabbath Day instead of the miracle?

2. It’s easy to point our fingers at the Pharisees (others faults are always more obvious), but are there areas that you need to refocus? Are there areas where you need to stop focusing so you can see the miracles around you?

3. Name miracles that you have in each area:

  • Basics (food, breath, shelter)
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Faith

4. On page 86 in The Mom I Want to Be: Rising Above Your Past, I stated: Perspective is powerful. It can be a set of dark glasses through which we view life, others, and even ourselves. Or it can be a brightly lit window through which we can learn lessons from the harder moments and events–and recognize those who support us through those difficult times. If I choose to look at the dark times only I’ll miss the light. It’s not that I deny the tough stuff, but when I turn away from the past long enough to count the good things around me, I can’t help but acknowledge what I’ve been given.

Q: What are your thoughts as you read this quote?

ACTION STEP: Ask God to help you refocus. Keep your list of miracles close. When you start to focus on what you don’t have, stop. Praise God for what you do have.

Resource for Pushing Past Your Past: The Mom I Want to Be: Rising Above Your Past to Give Your Kids a Great Future