Friday, January 20, 2012

INSIGHTFUL MESSAGE (Keep Your Eyes on Jesus)

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

   Hebrews 12:1-3     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 it's shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God's throne. Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won't become weary and give up.                            NLT

   After my season of trials, I was able to sit down and reflect on everything and what it all meant. This is the one of the lessons I learned from it all.
   We must keep our eyes on Jesus so our faith can become a living testimony to the witnesses whom surround us daily. We live in a very dark time and people are looking for the Truth.
   We must remember, God will not give us anything we cannot handle. With God, all things are possible, therefore, when we place our trust in Him, He gives us the ability to do what He knows we can do and He does whatever we cannot do. It is a team effort with God as the captain.
   We mustn't think we are not able or simply can't endure anymore. Allowing God to reside within us, the word can't  becomes obsolete.
   God knows our experiences and He can relate to them because He sees what we go through and He has been through it Himself. Many of our trials are minor compared to what God endures with us.
   Consider this:
  • He gave His only Son to save us from sin and we still sin.
  • When we repent He forgives us of our sins on a daily basis. He is forever forgiving us. Can you imagine where we would be if He told us, "That's it! I'm done! I'm tired of your crap! You'll never learn!" But He doesn't tell us that and He never will because He loves us so much that, by His grace, He has mercy on us and forgives us everytime.
  • He loves us unconditionally. We might ignore Him, disobey Him, and maybe not even trust Him but He always love us and never leaves us.
   So what more could we possibly need?
   I've made the commitment to keep my eyes on Jesus and I pray you will join me.
   I'm going to let my light shine in all the dark areas I encounter. All for the glory and honor of Our Wonderful Heavenly Father.
   Please join me and do not become weary and give up. Light up the world!!! Let your light shine!!
   Be blessed and be a blessing!


Because we are salt and light:
Matthew 5:14-16   "You are the light of the world -- like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. no one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let our good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father."                       NLT

Let Your Light Shine!!!

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