Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fixing our eyes on Jesus


"We have to pray with our eyes on God,
not on the difficulties."~Oswald Chambers


Written in spring 2008:

"I am learning in my season of waiting. I'm learning about myself. I'm learning about the God I love. I am learning about this journey called life. And each day I learn a little more about how to wait well. I'm learning that waiting takes sacrifice. Waiting well takes humility. Waiting well takes faith in a God I don't understand. But most of all, waiting well means that I take my eyes off my circumstances and fix them clearly on the face of Jesus


Proverbs 4:25 says: "Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you."

Looking straight ahead means that I take my eyes off my circumstances so I won't be tempted to glance toward my friends or neighbors or co-workers. I won't dwell upon doubts, fears or what ifs.

Why?

Because I'll be too busy fixing my eyes elsewhere.

Hebrews 12:2 says, "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith."


Psalm 141:8 says, "But my eyes are fixed on you Sovereign Lord."

Proverbs 4:25 says, "Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you."

Psalm 123:1 says, "I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven."

Are my eyes on the past and if onlys? Are my eyes turning to the left or to the right? Are my eyes on the future and focusing on what ifs? 

May I allow the gentle hand of our great God to turn my face so that my eyes are gazing squarely on Him and only Him...for His face is the only one worthy of my eyes."

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