“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8
I have always been the easily distracted type. I can be working on something very intently only to have something else catch my attention and easily distract me. It is a real challenge for me at times to keep my focus. I must discipline myself to stay focused on what is in front of me.
The culture in which we live is constantly trying to get our attention and many times take us in a direction that is of God. This culture is working to get our focus off what God has called us as believers to do and instead chase things that are of no eternal value.
As we began to seek the Lord about a theme for this school year, He began to reveal to us Micah 6:8. This verse is all about us as believers having a single focus for how we live our lives. Our world desperately needs to see a generation of Christians who are focused on the message of Jesus Christ. We believe that this is the focus we want as a school, for this school year.
This verse provides a simple plan for how we are to live our lives in Christ. It says that this is what the Lord “requires of you”:
- To do justice
We live in a world where the culture is engulfed with injustice. As followers of Christ, we should seek to provide justice in everything we do. What a difference it would make in our world if we could look to help those who have been wronged.
- To love kindness
We live in what can be a mean world at times. Those who claim the name of Christ need to be the standard bearers of kindness. May this be a school year in which we as Metrolina Warriors show the love and kindness of Christ in a way that glorifies our great God.
- To walk humbly with our God
I pray that this will be a year in which we walk with God as never before. I pray that the Holy Spirit of God will fill our hallways, classrooms, ballfields, gyms, performing arts venues, and chapels with His presence. I pray that we as students, families, and staff will pursue a daily humble walk with God. May we be a people of His word and prayer. May our humble walk with God inspire others to have a relationship with Him.
With this in mind, our theme for this school year will be #ONEFOCUS! My heart’s desire is that the truth of Micah 6:8 will be our “One Focus” this year. I look forward to all that God will do this year!