Focus on Jesus. When you focus on Jesus to meet your deepest needs, it takes the pressure off the relationship with your spouse or others.
Making the best use of my time, like this verse expresses, results in joy – not stress. When I use my time with what I’m passionate about, it makes my heart sing!
Are you redeeming your time or regretting your time? We all have the option as to how we use our time. Redemption or regret?
While multi-tasking has become popular, studies have shown that multi-taskers are really suckers for irrelevancy. Imagine a pilot or surgeon multi-tasking for a minute! How would you feel paying a consultant and, while he is consulting you, he’s texting and checking on his fantasy football team or shuffling through papers for his next client? The secret to a fulfilled life is focus – not multi-tasking.
Contrary to our culture, meekness is not weakness. Meekness, in the Bible, is strength under control. It’s the description of a horse trained for battle, yielding to the control of the rider. Jesus said it would take meekness for us to surrender our lives to His control. But, what does that really mean?
How do you stay true to God? Concerned that Christ followers in Philippi may wander from the faith, Paul writes this closing challenge to them, “Therefore, my brothers and sisters, stay true to the Lord….”
It’s a choice to rejoice. When Paul wrote to the church in Philippi, he was speaking from personal experience. He told them, “Whatever happens my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your faith.”
Do you ever feel like your spiritual life is not making progress? It can happen when we get discouraged, exhausted and overwhelmed. You’re not alone if you’ve felt that way before or if you feel that way now. When I feel that way, I’m reminded of the promise in this verse, and it gives me hope and confidence that God is not finished.
What are you aiming at in life? Living a more focused life means aiming at the target God has for your life. The problem is that many people find themselves shooting at the wrong target or they just shoot randomly and, then, draw a circle around it like the guy in the cartoon comic.
In addition to the weekly Sabbath in the Old Testament, God established seven festivals for His people to celebrate and worship. These were intended to be celebrations and memorials ordained as feast days of supreme JOY and sublime REJOICING! So, when did we turn festivals into funerals?