Hebrews 12:2 “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
I don’t know about you, but I sure needed to read this verse right about now.
It’s Resurrection Sunday, and we had a good church service on Facebook live this morning, but in addition to that not being the same thing as being together, it’s a cold, gray day instead of being warm and sunny. So yes, I’ve been feeling kind of out of sorts.
Well, obviously I got out of focus! Oops! Not again!
So, focusing on Jesus is not only better, it’s crucial! Focusing on what we don’t have instead of what we do have is such a downer.
Let’s focus on Jesus,
- who authored our faith,
- who paid the debt for our sins,
- who loves us unconditionally,
- who invites us to come to Him for forgiveness,
- who did all that was necessary for our salvation,
- who promises us eternal life if we believe on Him!
- Oh, and did I mention that He ROSE FROM THE GRAVE!!?
His resurrection power is still available for us today, to live by, to pray by, to help us turn our focus back to Him!
I’m reminded of a simple chorus that I’ve sung many times:
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus in the morning, Jesus in the noontime,
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus when the sun goes down.
Love Him, Love Him, Love Him in the morning, love Him in the evening,
Love Him, Love Him, love Him when the sun goes down.
Have you ever heard this song before?
Ephesians 1:19,20 NLT “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.”
So, let’s get our focus off of our circumstances and back on Jesus!
Lord Jesus, today we thank You for loving us and for giving Your life to save us from our sin and set us free. Thank You that You rose from the grave and are alive forevermore! Thank You for giving us who have put our trust in You the same power that raised you from the dead. Please forgive us for getting our focus off of You and for living in our own weakness instead of walking in Your power. Help us, Lord, to keep our focus on You in the morning, at the noontime, when the sun goes down, and everywhere in between. In Your name we pray, Amen!
How about you? Have you been having problems with focusing on circumstances? Doesn’t it make you feel better to focus on Jesus instead? What do you plan on doing for Jesus with that power that just brightened your day with the Joy of the Lord, which is our strength? 🙂
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