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.
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"!
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?
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.
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.
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