Saturday, December 31, 2011

Focus on Jesus {Something to Think About}

Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. (Hebrews 12:2 The Message)
As we begin a new year, where is your focus? Remember Peter? He stepped out of the boat, focused on Jesus, and walked on water. When he panicked and took his focus off of Jesus, he sank.

What will 2012 be like if we look to Jesus before anyone or anything else? Will you turn to Jesus for guidance? For strength? For comfort? Will you ask yourself each day, “Where is my focus?


I'm linking up with Fresh Brewed Sunday and Thought Provoking Thursday!

In Christ,
Laura

9 comments:

  1. Sorry I didn't get the linky up earlier my friend. Feel free to link up.

    And yes, I want to focus on Jesus today, tomorrow, every day!

    Happy New Year!

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  2. Peter doubted he could do what Christ asked him on the water. When my focus shifts I don't believe I can do what Christ asks. If i can keep my focus on Christ I can do all things! Thanks.

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  3. Where is my focus? I pray every night, "Jesus, help me to keep you front and center, to focus my eyes on You".

    What a wonderful verse to read at the start of the New Year.

    God bless,

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  4. That is where I want my focus...on Jesus!
    Thanks for your visit earlier!
    Bless you!

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  5. I've always admired Peter's spunk. I pray that I will keep my eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith.

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  6. Followed you over here from TPT -- yes, focus. That was a tempting word for my "one-word resolution" for 2012, but ultimately I chose rest. But now, even a few days into it, I'm seeing how rest can be pretty worthless if it's unfocused. If I'm just zoning out in front of the computer or mindlessly standing around, that's not resting. I'm finding that being intentional about resting may be the only way I can do it properly. Thanks for your thoughts on focus! If I keep my focus on him, he will bid me to come and rest in him.

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  7. Nice to find you through Thought Provoking Thursdays! My focus this year is on staying the course in faith regarding my daughter's care now that she's in a facility away from home. It would be easy to give up on what God's doing in her life simply because I don't SEE what He's doing. I will focus on Him - keep focusing, and not lose heart.

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  8. Kim and Laurie - thanks for stopping over from Thought Provoking Thursdays!

    Kim, rest is so important - physical and spiritual rest. We need both! For me, if I'm physically worn out, everything seems a little worse - I can't deal with things well. But I need my spiritual rest in Christ too. It gives me energy and strength.

    Thanks for your comments!
    Blessings,
    Laura

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  9. I found Laura's Bible verse references excellent for encouraging others on a faith journey. Patti Augusta West Australia

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!