Posted by: heisourstrongtower | December 29, 2013

Many Strands Challenge ~ Seeking God’s Wisdom for 2014 ~ Concluding Assignment

Seeking God's Wisdom - Final Assignment

Philippians 3:13 ~ No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, (NLT)

My one-word resolution for 2014 is “focus”.  

Your last assignment for this challenge is to take the one-word God has given you for 2014 and define it, look up synonyms for the word, AND most importantly look up Bible verses that will help you walk in this word  and His word in 2014.

Let me just demonstrate how much this last assignment will help you in 2014.  Take a look at the definitions for my word…

Focus is defined, on google, as;

1. the center of interest or activity. (Yes and Amen!)

2. the state or quality of having or producing clear visual definition. (Couldn’t we all use some clear visual definition of His word?)

3. (of a person or their eyes) adapt to the prevailing level of light and become able to see clearly. (In this dark world we live in…I need His light to help me to see clearly)

4. pay particular attention to. (My attention needs to be focused on Him.)

I went to Biblegateway.com and typed the word focus, into the search area for the Bible, and found these scriptures.

Philippians 3:13 ~No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, (NLT) 

1 Timothy 4:13 ~ Until I get there, focus on reading the Scriptures to the church, encouraging the believers, and teaching them. (NLT) 

Joshua 24:23 ~“So now put aside the foreign gods that are among you. Focus your hearts on the Lord, the God of Israel.” (CEB) 

Psalm 86:11 ~Teach me your way, Lord, so that I can walk in your truth. Make my heart focused only on honoring your name. (CEB) 

Proverbs 4:25 ~ Focus your eyes straight ahead; keep your gaze on what is in front of you. 

Proverbs 22:17 ~ [ Thirty sayings of the wise ] Turn your ear and hear the words of the wise; focus your mind on my knowledge.

I am going to write these verses out on index cards to put with my daily devotional box and I am going to be memorizing them during the month of January.  They will be my go-to’s when my to-do’s get the best of me in 2014!!!!

Whether or not you have followed along with this New Testament reading challenge or not, God may have given you a one-word resolution for 2014.  This assignment will work for you too.  

Maybe you want to have your own personal 85 – Day New Testament Reading Challenge beginning on January 1 – you have all you need to get started right here on this blog.  You will find each day’s assignment posted under Seeking God’s Wisdom for 2014.  I encourage you to do this with someone who will keep you accountable with the daily readings.  Let me know if you are going to start this, I would love to pray for you and stand in agreement with you to finish the challenge.

For my faithful friends who began this journey with me on October 1st, I love and appreciate you all so very much.  You made me accountable for my talk and that is going to go so far in helping me in my walk in 2014!!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing life with me!  I would love for you to share your one-word resolutions with me and the results you have with today’s assignment.  

I promise to update you on my one-word journey with the word focus and what God is teaching me as I walk with this word.  I will share with you soon and just in case this is my last post for 2013…Happy New Year!!!

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