Faith – Make It Real

Where Is Your Focus?

Mark 4:24-25

In Mark 4:24-25, Jesus tells His apostles a parable of the measure, “The amount you measure out is the amount you will be given — and more besides; for the man who has will be given more; from the man who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”

Wow, that seems pretty harsh! Of course, that might be true if Jesus was talking about materials possessions; but He isn’t.

Painting of gospel singer Ruby Green by James Chapin

Painting of gospel singer Ruby Green by James Chapin.

In these two verses, Jesus is talking about your focus. When we put our focus on materials things, what “faith focus” we have diminishes, causing our faith to decrease and our values to slip. Yet, when we focus on God and allow Him to take care of the things happening in our lives, our faith and our faith focus grows.

If you genuinely seek God in all His glory, you will find that you “want” to seek God even more! If you stop seeking, even if you believe you are a faithful Christian, your focus on God will ebb and the world will take prominence.

So, perhaps you might wish to actively seek God or increase your efforts. It’s never too late!

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