Posted by: Pure Glory | 10/19/2019

Where Is Your Focus?

by Hazel Straub

Where is your focus? If you focus on what went wrong, it is easy to get offended. Then you begin to think, “I’m treated poorly!” The emphasis becomes yourself and opens the door to pride and a downhill spiral.

Instead, fix your eyes on Jesus. Remember how he loves you and laid down his life for you, so you could live the abundant life. Jesus took all our sins, curses, diseases and punishment. By his stripes, we receive our healing. He forgives us, so we can forgive others. His victory over the enemy of our souls, is our victory. Keeping your gaze on Jesus, helps us live victoriously and full of thanksgiving.

“Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!” (Hebrews 12;2-3 Message)

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  1. Love this passage from Msg❤️

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  2. Reblogged this on thehouseofprayers.

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  3. The Msg version has a wonderful way of expounding verses and making them more dramatic. Love it!

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  4. To know that Jesus took the entire burden of our sinfulness on his shoulders are indeed comforting words.

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  5. Yes and Amen!

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