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Steadfast–My Focus for the Year — 14 Comments

  1. #Steadfastness – “the focus of the word wasn’t a description of a rigid person but of one whose heart was faithful to God and His desires.” This is just beautiful to think on, Janis. God isn’t so concerned with us punching a clock, He’s concerned about our hearts. Grateful you shared this post!

    • Joanne,
      Thank you for your comments and for dropping in. It’s always a pleasure to be blessed by a visit from you. I’m only halfway through the year before my scattered mind discovers God’s intentions for me this year. But I’m excited about the way it came. I knew it was a word directly from Him as it settled in my heart.
      From My Heart to Yours,
      Janis

    • Hi Paula,

      It’s always a blessing to see you here. I’m glad the words here were an encouragement to you along your journey with the Lord.

      From My Heart to Yours,
      Janis

  2. I’m so glad God is more interested in our heart steadfastness for Him then in our doings for Him!

    You’re most welcome to join me in a cuppa at Tea With Jennifer Janis.
    Blessings,
    Jennifer

    • Hi Jennifer,
      I’ll look forward to joining you in a cuppa at Tea With Jennifer!

      From My Heart to Yours,
      Janis

  3. Thank you for sharing your heart and steadfast studying. I like the idea that it is our heart and not the ridgidness
    On the hour of the day that we have to stick to.. my times vary and and continuous praise to God counts. Bless you for sharing.
    Love Sue Reynolds

    • Thank you, Sue, for pointing out that continuous praise to God is what counts, not the time of day. That way, our hearts are turned to Him always!
      Love you, too, Sue.
      From My Heart to Yours,
      Janis

  4. I appreciate you digging into the real meaning of this word, Janis! And I’m so glad about this: “He’s after our heart attitude, not our timekeeping schedule.” I would have been a nervous wreck if I were your mom too. I don’t want anyone standing over me timing my work. 🙂 I’m thankful God cares more about our hearts than the products we produce (or don’t).

    • Thank you, Lisa, for your contribution. I’m glad God cares more about our hearts, too. If I dwell on that, I’ll have more peace in whatever I am doing for Him. I don’t do well with pressure, either.
      From My Heart to Yours,
      Janis

  5. I’m thankful that He is “firmly fixed in place” to my life!!! Now, I need to have me “firmly fixed in place” to Him!!! These scriptures come to mind.
    Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
    Colossians 3:2 “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”
    Thanks for the reminder of where my heart and mind should be…”firmly fixed in place” to HIM!!!

    • Thank you, Cecelia, for your insight about “Steadfast” meaning to set our minds on things above, not on things of the earth. Remembering He is our treasure will also help us keep our hearts “Steadfast” on Him.
      From My Heart to Yours,
      Janis

  6. If Covid has taught me nothing else it’s that I have the time to be steadfast in the Lord. I picked a synonym of steadfast, abiding as the word I like to reflect on when I am spending time with God. Thank you for the reminder that remaining steadfast/abiding in God it’s not about a routine but a response to His love and care.

    • Thank you, Val, for focusing on that synonym for “Steadfast” which gave you abiding in God’s word as you study and read it. It brings depth to our relationship with Him. And opens us up to His steadfast love for us.
      From My Heart to Yours,
      Janis

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