Monday, 27 January 2014

Catching up...on being intentionally focused

"Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It’s a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ.

Wake up from your sleep,
Climb out of your coffins;
Christ will show you the light!

So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!"  
Ephesians 5:15 - 16, The Message.

"Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil."

And so: "Out of respect for Christ, be courteously reverent to one another" (verse 21)

Following Paul's example: "I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back".

My head lives intentionally; 
my heart wavers.
My mind reads blogs, considers Scripture;
my heart wallows.
My thoughts direct my speech;
my heart suffers.
My head encourages me;
my heart makes excuses.

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