The word for today is Turn …. so here we go!
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
It’s true … when we have our eyes focused on one thing … everything else fades away.
I am easily distracted — by just about everything. You know … squirrel, squirrel, squirrel. And it’s hard to stay focused on one thing. And I wonder why I’m not always captivated by the face of Jesus. But when I am, I find that I am much more settled about my life–and the ones I love.
Reminds me of a song my kids like so much right now … “Fix My Eyes” … by King and Country (another one of those cute songs with a fun hand clap that my girls have learned perfectly.)
Life is totally different when our eyes on Jesus — because then — we see others.