New Year New Focus – The Crowd or The Cross?
Renewed Focus on The CROSS!
(The Crowd or the Cross Video by IgniterMedia)
As the new year is almost here, I encourage you to get a fresh focus on the Cross!
This a great time to remind ourselves of what God has done for us. The vision He gave us – our calling – and our purpose. This is big in God’s eyes and so we need to keep it the focus of our eyes and not get distracted…
REFUSE To Be CONFUSED
The enemy came to confuse and distract. He is doing everything in his power to throw us off course. He wants to get our focus off the Word and off our faith in God. He wants to get our eyes on the crowd and off the cross.
Distractions will try to steal our energy, joy, and faith – DO NOT let them.
Determine this year there is nothing the enemy can do to throw you off course. Determine to renew your focus on the Cross.
If you are saying, “but I’m not even sure what my purpose and calling is?” Then just another reason to get into the Word.
This year should be about about living the life God means for us to live. And we discover that in His Word… and the more often we approach His throne and get in His presence the clearer the specific purpose and vision for our lives becomes.
STAY FOCUSED On The CROSS
We need to stay focused on the author and finisher of our faith. (Hebrews 12:2) It is in His Word and His presence that we find strength, blessing, peace, and direction to stay on course. Wisdom, inspiration, and the right answers for every situation come from Him.
Let’s not let the distractions of the crowd become an attraction. People are people. God is God. Eliminate confusion by staying focused on the promises of God.
You know, God is always willing to do His part. It is our faith in Him that allows us to live in His fullness and have abundant prosperous lives. Our part requires focusing on and confessing the Word and realizing the Word works!
POWER To FINISH
Remember, the very same Jesus who God anointed and raised from the dead, lives in every believer. That means we have power! Jesus sacrifice on the cross gives every believer the right to boldy approach the throne of God for help in time of need.
Don’t bend to the pressures of the crowd and the pressures of time. What God said will come to pass – will come to pass. Get to the point of believing the unbelievable and receiving what seems impossible.
What’s stopping you from experiencing God’s goodness this year… and being a light that shines bright and glorifies Him!
May we stay focused on the Cross and have the mind of Christ!
God bless you…
And Have a Safe, Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!
P.S. So what steps are you planning to take to get your focus on this year?
P.P. S. Oh, and the music in the video is by the Robbie Seay Band.