Focus

Focus.

Is vital to contentment, I’m learning. Slowly learning. And even more slowly practicing.

The finished product. 

Focusing on being done with this, I’m finding, breeds frustrated rushing. 

In early 2014 a wise woman told me, via her writings, full attention to the moment slows time down. [source]

So here I am chiding myself for failing to quickly learn to slow down. 🙂

She says:

Life is not an emergency. 

And this, this is the only way to slow down time:

When I fully enter into the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the weight of me all here.
Ann Voskamp 

Welcoming Tuesday, Day 146 of 2015 
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Kathie

Like It or Not

24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. 2 Peter 2:24 [source]

Yes. Same verse. Second day. Focus today: He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross,

The filth of our sins poured into Him. He who NEVER committed even one of them experienced the filth of each of them. And not just the deadly feeling of the filth but the actual legal guilt of our sins were imposed on Him, personally in His own body! 

What sins? 

Lets review just a few.

  1. You shall have no other gods before me.
  2. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain,
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother,
  6. You shall not murder. (Matthew 15:19, Matthew 5:21-22)
  7. You shall not commit adultery. (Matthew 5:28 – applies male and female)
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet
    [source]

So which one have we NOT done?  For many of us when we consider the passages in Matthew, perhaps we have done them all.  Sobering? 

So. How grateful am I that He bore my sins in His body on the cross? (Like it or not) My behavior surely shows how grateful I am! 

Day 141 of 2015 ~ ~ Repentance. Perhaps our greatest need  ~~~ Kathie
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Why Don’t I?

A later posting than my usual and if as anticipated – short. 

24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” [source] I Peter 2:24


My focus this morning: so that we might die to sins. Since He died. And it was a cruel death. A substitutionary death. Since He died so I COULD die to sins, why don’t I? At least more than I do? 

Day 140 of 2015 ~ ~ Repentance. Perhaps our greatest need  ~~~ Kathie
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