Out of Focus

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
(Colossians 3:1 KJV)

As we have been pursuing Christ and starting our new life in service for Him, as He commands all of His brethren to do, getting caught up in the cares of this world and life can take things out of focus. There are times that I wonder if I am doing the correct thing, am I following Christ, how is all of this possible? (Starting a homestead with a baby on the way) The lists get longer and I get more and more worn down. And the more I focus on this world and its cares, the more I give into my flesh. The more I give into my flesh, the more I need to repent. But what are we taught in 2 John?

And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
(2 John 1:6 KJV)

As we keep the commandments of Jesus our Lord, we can effectively express love to others. The flip of this is true as well, as we focus on the world, you cannot serve two masters, we no longer keep the commandments and thus sin. This sin causes us to hurt those around us, transgress a holy God and give us a need for repentance. Thank the Lord for granting us repentance.

It is all about focus: focus on the world, self, needs, wants and suffer through fear, worry and other sins. Prioritize and focus on Jesus, His Kingdom, His will, eternity and rejoice in: the difficulties of this life.

Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
(Philippians 3:1 KJV)

Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
(Philippians 4:4 KJV)

Rejoice evermore.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16 KJV)

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
(Philippians 4:10-13 KJV)

Be content in all that you do, in famine and excess, and focus on the Lord and all your problems will seem so small compared to the one who made you… because they are.

Love for you all,


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