Prepare my eyes to focus on Jesus


Day 25

Have you ever noticed what you focus on is what you see?
I remember when it was so popular for those pictures that if you stared at it long enough you would see a picture jump out at you. It's a kind of picture within a picture here's an example. This one is titled summer is coming. No I never did see the image. It is supposed to be a girl eating an ice cream and holding a balloon!

I never was really good at it. Some say you if you have astigmatism it's hard for your eyes to focus, which I do. (just trying to rationalize why I can't see it.) I think that I just didn't have the patience to stay there long enough for it to pop up. Although every once in a while this magical event happened. When I was staring at one of these pictures if I could just focus my eyes long enough, something would just pop out and this other picture would come to life.
Today I'm asking the Lord to prepare my eyes to be fixed on Jesus for some of the same reasons.
When we fix our eyes on Jesus the author and perfector of our faith we begin to see things differently.
Instead of being bothered by an interruption, if my eyes are fixed on Jesus then I will ask, "what would you have me do in the midst of this situation?"

When I don't know what to do in life with any problem that has arisen, if my eyes are fixed on Jesus then I know what to do!

How did Jesus respond when he encountered trouble? He would find a solitary place and then he would pray. Lord help me to pray for your wisdom!

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35

When I am saddened by loss, human nature or by evil, if my eyes are fixed on Jesus then I know how to respond. Jesus tells us that He is with us and that He is coming back. Because of this I place my hope in him. His promises change my attitude.

I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:20

During those times that I am being selfish, when I look at Jesus and focus on his life I see that He considered others as more important than himself. His sacrifice teaches me to be patient with others and humble.

just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28

How would focusing your eyes on Jesus change your day?

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 12:2

Jesus just as a horse will often have guides by his eyes to keep him focused, be my blinder! Focus my eyes on you, your kingdom and your plan! Remove anything that takes my eyes off of you!

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