When the Holy Spirit awaken me this morning, I rise with a burden on my heart for God's People. I heard the Spirit of the Lord said to me these words "encourage my people" because they are loosing sight of Me based on what they see happening in the world and in their lives" so here is what the Spirit gave me for you on today.
The Word for redirection of the minds and hearts of God's people is "FIX".
FIX=atenizó in the greek and it means to look fixedly, gaze.
Hebrews 12:2 Let us look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
We are living in a time where people are distracted by so many things. As the saints of old would say "if it ain't one thing, it's another"!
These one thing or another situations or circumstances of life is consuming so many of God's people. Many are being consumed in their minds about present and future events, present and future circumstances of what life would be for them when, etc.
God is calling us to put our trust in Him! Focus on Him and what His word says concerning us and speak it out of our mouth! SPEAK THE WORD people of God in all your situations, regardless of what they look like with your natural eyes. God is with you!
The call today is to "FIX" our thoughts on Jesus, God's Son who knows all about us and everything we deal with on a daily basis and will deal with in the future. He sees and knows all things! Nothing passes Him for it is with His permission that all things concerning us pass through His hands and comes our way.
Who or what are you looking at? Ask yourself this question. Are you looking at the circumstances of your life that are contrary to the Word of God? Is your focus on when, why, how, where, what if's? is this where you have decided to fix your mind's thoughts?
WHO OR WHAT other than God and His Word is commanding you to "LOOK AT THEM OR IT"? WHO IS IT?? Fix your eyes on Jesus!! Gaze on Him!
It's time to get focus! It's time to redirect your thoughts and sight on the Word of God and prayer and not on what you see with your natural eyes.
We are commanded in this text to "fix our eyes on Jesus!" Look to Him for it is He who is the author and finisher of our faith. It is what He says that matters in our lives, regardless of the test, suffering, trials and hardships we all may be going through right now! God has the final say so and we must trust and believe Him. Get in His Word, pray, study and believe!
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;In all our ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct our paths.
In every and all circumstances, start with Jesus. Starting with Him means He is our first focus.
Gazing at Jesus means that we are looking away form everything else that attempts us to distract us from Him.
In gazing (fixing our eyes) on Jesus, we are able able to see the example that He has set for us to help us know that we too can run this race that is set before us as God's people for He is with us cheering us on.
If our eyes are fixed on what we are going through how can we hear the instructions of the Lord concerning them? Fix your eyes on Jesus!!!
When our hearts and minds are fixed on Jesus, He give us the strength and enduring faith to run on and see what the end is going to be. It is in Christ Jesus that we find everything we need.
The bible says "Jesus ran for the joy that was set before and he endured the cross. There was no enjoyment in the shame nor the cross, but it was the joy that would come after it. He is now seated at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven.
People of God, what we are going through may not be joyful now, but the joy that we will have when we meet Jesus will all be worth it.
The Apostle Paul puts it this way in Romans 8:18-For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us.
People of God, the only way for us to run and win this christian race that is set before us to to "FIX" our eyes on Jesus and run with patience.
People of God, when the race seems to hard to run and you want to give up and quit, don't focus on the painful race, but focus on Jesus. Yes, start with Him!
People of God, remember that God already sees you as a winner, even though we are still running the race. We too must see ourselves as the winner who God sees us as, in spite of the obstacles on our race tracks.
Speak to our hearts Lord so that our gaze can be upon You and not what we see or go through on a daily basis as we strive to run this race that is set before us.
Father, direct us to your Word Lord that give us thoughts of life.
Let your spirit guide us as your Word abide in our hearts and mind Lord so that we may be able to finish our course.
Speak to our hearts Holy Spirit!
Thank You Lord!
Your Servant Debra