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DAY 1 Change your focus from temporary to eternal!

We get so caught up in the temporary, don’t we? From TV shows ... to elections ... to the weather ... to sporting events ... to diets ... to offenses ... to disappointments ... to careers.

When Jesus walked on planet earth, He realized that human beings had a disconnect between that which was temporary and that which was eternal. He saw that we, the object of His creation and His great love, were not only focusing on the wrong things but we worried about them!

“... Do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? ... But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” - Matthew 6:25-27, 33In 2013, absolutely refuse to allow your flesh to take you down the dead-end street of focusing on the wrong things or worrying about temporary things.

The word “seek” is the Greek word “zeteo” and it describes a person who is so intent on obtaining the object of his or her affection that absolutely nothing will distract him or her from this sole pursuit. Does that describe your attitude toward your pursuit of the Kingdom of God?

Starting on January 1, 2013, every morning ... before your feet hit the floor ... pause for a minute and pray this prayer:

“Lord, I will seek You first and foremost today! I will never give up my pursuit of all that You are and all that You have for me.”

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