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Scriptures to Live By: Focus on Jesus

By Ken Horn | June 22, 2010

“You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3, NKJV

Peace isn’t always beyond understanding (Phil. 4:7). Yes, God can give you unexpected peace in the midst of the most difficult circumstances. But living a life of peace is very understandable. The Bible tells us how to do it.

Think about Jesus. Keep your mind focused on Him. The more He dominates your thought life, the more your spirit will be dominated by peace.

One might think it is difficult to keep focused on Jesus while doing other things, but this is no more than learning to do everything you do with a sense of God’s presence. Sometimes the thoughts will be more active—reflecting specifically on the goodness of God or His attributes. Other times, as you must concentrate on other things, a sense of His presence can certainly be maintained. Picture Jesus alongside you in everything you do. (Of course, doing that may mean you have to stop doing some of the things you do.)

It’s a simple formula. Keeping your mind on Jesus will keep your spirit settled, in good times or bad.

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One Response to “Scriptures to Live By: Focus on Jesus”

  1. Brenda Thomas Says:
    May 24th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    These 2 scriptures of 2 of my favourite verses in the bible, it is so comforting to know that when we keep our eyes and heart on the lord he truly will keep our hearts and minds in perfect peace.
    This is really important to remember when you are feeling fearful or anxious about anything, go and give your stress and worries to him and he will give you the peace that he promises.
    Bless you


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