Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




God is giving me


Evaporating away relatively unimportant and distracting concerns and bringing the tasks God has given me to the center of my attention.

Concentrate: To bring to a common center, or to a closer union; to bring nearer to each other; as, to concentrate particles of salt by evaporating the water that holds them in solution.
Webster, 1828.

I can bring great concentration to bear upon any subject.

I am easily able to concentrate on any task, and am not brought under the domination of outside influences.

Since I work on tasks that the LORD has given me, I concentrate on each one wholly; in the Power of the Spirit, the principalities and archists of the Old Age cannot disturb me.

Because I meditate, I can concentrate.

I am not afraid to study diligently in an undisciplined, "feelings"-centered culture.

My desire to engage in close examination pleases God.

I am committed to becoming more and more thoughtful.

People around me can depend on me to pay close attention.

The Spirit empowers me to consider and deliberate.

I appreciate deep thought.

My spirit reverberates with devotion.

My conscience knows the value of taking heed.

I am at home with meditation.

Being diligent is a real passion with me.

The works of the LORD are great, Studied by all who have pleasure in them.
-- Psalm 111:2

The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.
-- Proverbs 15:28

Then he read from it in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate from morning until midday, before the men and women and those who could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law.
-- Nehemiah 8:3

Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding;
-- Proverbs 4:1

My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.
-- Proverbs 4:20

My son, pay attention to my wisdom; Lend your ear to my understanding,
-- Proverbs 5:1

Now therefore, listen to me, my children; Pay attention to the words of my mouth:
-- Proverbs 7:24

and were unable to do anything; for all the people were very attentive to hear Him.
-- Luke 19:48

Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
-- 1 Timothy 4:13

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
-- Psalms 8:3

The simple believes every word, But the prudent considers well his steps.
-- Proverbs 14:15

When I saw it, I considered it well; I looked on it and received instruction:
-- Proverbs 24:32

Now the apostles and elders came together to consider this matter.
-- Acts 15:6

And the Jews marveled, saying, "How does this Man know letters, having never studied?"
-- John 7:15

Those who live and work near me learn from me about

  • absorption
  • application
  • close attention
  • consideration
  • deep thought
  • deliberation
  • devotion
  • diligence
  • engrossment
  • examination
  • fixed regard
  • intentness
  • meditation
  • pondering
  • rumination
  • scrutiny
  • study
  • focus

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
-- Romans 8:28-29

I have remembered Thy Name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept Thy Law. -- Psalm 119:55

This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??

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