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Friday, January 3, 2014

The Proper Focus on Life.

Starting off on the right foot is essential for success. The same is true as we begin a new year.You might be a Christian, but unless you commit yourself to putting God at the center of your lives you’ll not only miss out on the peace of God this year You’ll also miss out on a lot of other blessings from God. Are you waiting for God to come in to your life?
The apostle Peter wrote to the people of God about this in 2 Peter 3:3-12: Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.  They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water.  By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.  By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.  The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.
 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives  as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.

There will always be those who believe it is futile to wait for God.
The Lord comes to us many times throughout our lives if our hearts are receptive and our eyes are open. How should we wait and watch?

We should wait patiently, expectantly, and faithfully.

Keep your eyes on Christ - You’ll be glad you did.

Be wise today and always - keep looking up this year.