One thing the Lord has been teaching me lately, oh so much, is to keep my eyes and thoughts fixed on Him. There really isn't more to it than that, once I do that then everything else falls into place, right?! I analyze and question so much, that I even question what if's about doing that! Jesus is everything. I need that to be the simple reality of what I remember moment by moment every day.
When chaos surrounds me...my three children need me, have needs to be met and hearts to be tended to, a husband who needs a supporter and encourager and a house that most definitely needs my attention, to have my focus on all of those things without my first thoughts and focus being on Jesus, well then I have just put that pile of burdens right on my shoulders.
Matthew 6:33 (NLT) says this, "Seek the Kingdom of God[a] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need."
That seems to sum it up for me. The more I try to think past this and try and work on other things, I am going around and away from where God wants me and its going to burden me and make me miserable. First things first, and that should be daily moment by moment, never to be stopped. I get that feeling sometimes like I need to just "figure this out" or "figure that out" and then I can move on and "I got it!"
Well I am not supposed to figure anything out in this life and just do it on my own. That may be my natural thinking, but the Lord says otherwise.
Hebrews 12:1-2 says this:
" 1 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. 2 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." (NLT)
So to keep moving on through my day, I need my eyes fixed on Jesus. Period.
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Lord it seems so hard to be still, sit at your feet all day, let my thoughts and words and actions and my schedule be led by You alone...please help me to do this and become more habitual daily in doing this. Help everyone reading this as well to just hear your still small voice calling them closer to You. I pray in Jesus Name, Amen
Do you relate to anything I shared? When do you have trouble keeping your eyes on Jesus?