Being and Doing

"Being" is the counterpart to "doing." Keep the main thing the main thing (focus on your relationship with Jesus), abide in and listen to Him daily. But be aware of many areas in which you can practically focus without falling prey to the Martha syndrome. It's possible to give attention to many areas by focusing on only one thing in each of them.

One Thing to Remember

Remember this: Pursue the person (Jesus) and the performance will follow.  -RBJ

Who Will Accept the Challenge? (Book Giveaway: You Might Win a Free Book!)

Who will accept the challenge and focus on one thing this year? Better still, I'd like to hear your other creative suggestions for "one things." Share your suggestions on my website at (Keep them brief so others can offer theirs, too). For those willing to suggest at least one thing in the comments, I'll place your names in a drawing for a free Day-votions™ book and/or my book 40 Days in God's Presence at the end of January (I'll draw two names, one for each book).

How can you accomplish more with only one thing?

Rebecca Barlow Jordan is an inspirational author, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus who loves to encourage others heart to heart. She has written 11 books and over 1700 other articles, greeting cards, and other inspirational pieces. Her daily devotional Daily in Your Presence is available for delivery through You can find out more about Rebecca at

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Publication date: January 17, 2011