We are told that repeating something over 12 times will set it in our minds.
For example, if I am going to the grocery store and do not want to forget almond milk, I repeat “almond milk” out loud 12 times and I am likely to remember to pick it up even if I forget to write it down.
What about holding God’s Truth in your mind? Try it! For 12 days in a row repeat a verse out loud and see how it sticks!
Our minds are AMAZING! They hold massive amounts of information and we can train them to recall information when we work at it.
Problem is, much of the time we are lazy or lackadaisical at allowing what informational take in and what we recall or focus on.
We scan our social media periodically throughout the day and allow bits and pieces of all sorts of information to infiltrate our brains.
We watch our television screens and randomly scroll through program after program from Netflix to Apple T.V. to Peacock to ESPN and so on. Before we know it the one program we intended to watch has turned into 3, or 4 and our brains have been bombarded with pertinent and meaningless information!
While this system of collecting information may be a nice way to “unplug” and relax, it can prove to have exactly the opposite effect!
I am reminded of a Family Motto we developed for our family when our children were young.
We had several written out “Family Rules” that hung in our home to remind us of our goal of living a Christ Centered Life.
YOU GET WHAT YOU GET AND YOU DON’T THROW A FIT!
Another, that reminds me of the caution we must realize when exercising the above practices was,
EVERYTHING YOU PUT INTO YOUR HEAD AND EARS WILL COME OUT YOUR HEART, MOUTH AND ACTIONS!
As we say “GOOD BYE” to 2020, and “HELLO” to 2021, I want to commit to living out that family motto!
I want the Word I read about most, listen to most, and speak of most to be CHRIST!
Why? Because CHRIST did everything for me!He died so that I may live!
Christ loved me when I was unlovable.
Christ found me worthy when I felt worthless. Christ forgave me when I was a sinner.
CHRIST DIED FOR ME!
I OWE HIM MY EVERYTHING!
THE LEAST I CAN GIVE HIM IS THE MAJORITY OF MY ATTENTION AND FOCUS!
“While we were still sinners CHRIST died for us.” Romans 5:8b
My focus for my blog this month will be CHRIST!
My goal is to develop a habit of putting CHRIST FIRST.
I Want to practice this in a practical way that will help us develop CHRIST as our “habit” for 2021!
THERE IS POWER IN EVERY WORD WE SAY SO LET’S MAKE EVERY WORD COUNT!
Will you join me? Will you commit to making your habit of 2021 focused on CHRIST?
I know if we do we will find Hope, Peace and Potential in all we do!
Here’s to changing the curve in 2021!
CHRIST will be our focus and 2020 will be a dim reflection in our rear view mirrors.
Here we go!
CHRIST IS OUR FOCUS IN 2021!
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