What we set our focus on will determine how we live. A temporal focus will rob us of that which really matters. Are there areas of your life in which you have a temporal focus? Listen as Nate and Gabe give encouragement on how to walk with an eternal focus and thus treasure what God values.
In Matthew 6, Jesus commands us to give, pray, and fast in secret. Why in secret? When we practice these disciplines in secret, it cultivates an intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father and a mature focus of living to please Him alone. In this command we see a beautiful aspect of the heart of God — He desires to draw us into a relationship with Himself and to free us from the bondage that comes from living for the recognition of men.