Jordan For Jesus #010 "Fix Your Eyes On Jesus" (Thursday Series) by Jordan Elizabeth on 2014-05-01 07:41:38
We all experience trials in life, and although the trial may seem large, it is quite small compared to our God who is much greater. If we would learn to focus on God rather than the trials we experience, we would see that the trials we face in life are already overcome in Christ who has overcome the world.
The evil that satan may try to bring against you is something God wants to use for good in your life. Let satan’s activity motivate you to focus on God more. Satan is a defeated distraction with God vision. Let satan’s activity motivate you to run into the arms of the one who sees you, frees you, accepts you, loves you, who is for you, who will never reject you, who wants you, who is pleased with you, who forgives you, who is honest and truthful with you, and the one who will never ignore you for He cares for you.
His name is Jesus Christ.
Abandon thoughts of satan’s activity and run into the arms of Jesus! You’re worth more than the trials you face in life. Don’t sit in the garbage can focused on the garbage from the devil. Instead, sit at the right hand of God, focused on God and His love for you, while He puts satan under your feet. Let Jesus show you what you are really worth! Count your blessings. Not your problems! See through God’s eyes!
Get God vision.
Change your focus, and God will change your heart. He will change the way you view things by giving you a new perspective. He will give you the mind of Christ! To have the mind of Christ is to have a new view and perspective which comes from God. Having the mind of Christ will enable you to think the way God thinks, and by thinking the way God thinks, you will see things the way God sees them. You will no longer think and see the way you used to think and see, and you will no longer think and see the way the world thinks and sees.
We gain the mind of Christ when we are saved. Jesus changes and renews our minds through Him and His truth, which is His word, the holy Bible. What you allow into your life and into your heart through your eyes, mind, ears, and so forth, overflows out of your life and your heart. That is why God cautions the body of Christ, in the Bible, to guard your heart above all else. As Followers of Christ, we need to allow God to overflow continuously in our life. In order to do that, you must have your eyes fixed on Christ.
God Vision is a heart condition! The condition of your heart determines the condition of your vision. Allow God to change your heart, and He will give you a new vision and a new ability to see through His eyes. God wants to change your heart so that you can see as He sees.
As I sat at the red light, a pick-up pulled up beside me in the other lane. The window was rolled down, and the driver rested his arm lazily on the door ledge. A chihuahua fur baby sat perched in the crook of the driver’s arm, yapping with all its tiny might at the pickup in front of me.
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