Hello Readers! We are happy to be back into the routine of sharing our hearts with you. It’s a new year so let’s start the year off talking about FOCUS!
Webster defines Focus as, “a subject that is being discussed or studied : the subject on which people’s attention is focused”.
Live The Life God Intended – Focus (part 1)
Passage – Colossians 3:1-4:6
Please click the following link to read the whole passage online: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Col%203:1-Col%204:6
Now, Let’s dig in:
1 – Focus your Heart on things above. (3:1)
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.”
2 – Focus your Mind on things above. (3:2)
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
3 – Focus your Life around your new Spirit. (3:3-4)
“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”
4 – Focus your Nature on Cleansing of sin. (3:5)
“Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.”
5 – Focus your Reality on the Wrath of God. (3:6)
“Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.”
6 – Focus your Desires on being New in Christ. (3:7-10)
“You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.”
7 – Focus your Attitude to reflect God. (3:12)
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
Come back tomorrow for part 2 on Focus!
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