Saturday, March 9, 2013

focus focus focus

Sometimes we need to focus more on the incredible things He has already provided us, instead of the things we feel that we deserve and haven't received. He has already given more than enough. Changing your focus adjusts your attitude, where are you focused today?
Romans 5:1-5 "THEREFORE, SINCE we are justified (acquitted, declared  righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely]  stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of  experiencing and enjoying the glory of God. Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance. And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation. Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us."

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