Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Thoughts || Things Above





Set your mind on things above by LoveAndLaurel on Etsy:
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    What I have to share with you today is nothing of astonishing depth or difficulty of  understanding. Though not a complex concept, it is one of the hardest to carry out. My encouragement for you and I today is this simple message - stay focused on the Lord.

If you look at the world you'll be distressed. If you look within you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest. Corrie Ten Boom.:
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French Press Mornings - Isaiah 26:3 "You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.":
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Chalkboard Art  Hymn: Turn Your Eyes Upon by ToSuchAsTheseDesigns:
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French Press Mornings - Hebrews 6:19 #encouragingwednesdays #fcwednesdaywisdom #quotes:
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   As believers, we have a relationship with the King of the universe. We have the hope of spending eternity with Him in a place with no more suffering. These facts are truly amazing, but easily escape us with all the allure, distractions, and burdens of this earth. If we would only remember to turn our gaze back on the Lord, we would find these things to somehow become less overwhelming.

  Staying focused on Him is a daily struggle. As long as we are in the flesh, it will be a battle. However, when we find our mindset wandering, we must stop and refocus. Nothing is more important, more exciting, or more powerful than God. Nothing. When our minds are fixed on Him, they are right where they need to be. Everything else must be viewed through what we know of Him. Is it hard? Yes, but the peace, joy, and knowledge that we are glorifying God are worth the effort. Now, let us turn our eyes upon Jesus and let the things of earth fade in comparison to His greatness.


 More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, 
and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,
Philippians 3:8 

16 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting on this Paige! Lately I've been wavering between trusting God, knowing He has everything in control, to looking around me and the people who let me down and the unknowns and feeling so unsettled. Not a fun place to be! It's such a good reminder to focus on God. He's got this all figured out :)

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    1. You are welcome! Yes, that is a tough spot, especially with life so full of change. But you are right, God has always a plan. :)

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  2. Great reminder :D I loved the verses and quotes too.

    Ellie
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Ellie, I'm glad you were encouraged! :)

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  3. This is so good! And a correct focus will steer us to make better choices; for when I do right, I've found I'm most happy.

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  4. This message came at the perfect time for me.I have been struggling and just said to God, please guide me through this help me come to terms and accept what you believe is best for this situation. I trust God will take my burden and make it a blessing. Thank you for the inspiration:) Stephanie

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    1. Stephanie, I'm so glad God used this post to encourage you and confirm some things! Sorry that you've been having a tough time. I will keep you in my prayers. :)

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  5. My dear friend, thank you for thinking that much of me to add me to your prayers that means the world to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart:) Stephanie

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  6. This is so true and very encouraging thanks for posting!!

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    1. Thanks, glad you were encouraged! :D

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  7. This is a great reminder. Thanks, Paige. I definitely struggle with this a lot but when I am able to remember to keep looking toward Jesus life really is so much better. :)

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    1. I think we all struggle with this! Yes, so true. :) Glad you enjoyed the post.

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  8. Thank you for this!! It is so easy to slack in these areas! Praying for you all. :)

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    1. So welcome! :) It certainly is. Thankful for your prayer!

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