Eyes of faith!
Verse for Today: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Hebrews 3:1 – Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest whom we confess.
Our internal eyes help us to examine, analyze, evaluate and draw conclusions about our objects. When we fix our thoughts and eyes on Jesus, we find Him quite satisfying in all our longings. Jesus meets all our desires, demands and needs as He is the Apostle sent from God to us with all the blessings of the heavenly places. He is sufficient to meet all our emotional and spiritual needs and gives us enough grace in our physical needs as well. He is also our High Priest who pleads our case successfully before the Throne of Grace where all our actions are judged righteously. He earns our forgiveness from the righteous Father in heaven and takes away our guilt for all our offences. So on the one hand, Jesus gives us all the goodness of the Father and on the other hand all our iniquities are wiped out with His own blood and through His Word. If we look for these two ministries from any other source, we will be grossly disappointed. We cannot find it in religions, denominations or sages. Today we are admonished to take a careful look at Jesus and see His character and ministries and draw from His reservoir to meet all our emotional, spiritual and physical needs. If we ask Him, we will be given our needs. If we seek Him at the right time, He will be found nearest to us. If we knock at His door, He will answer at the right time. He deals with us in love and compassion. He is patient with us and handles our situations in kindness and grace. Today Jesus is near us and He passes our way to offer us help and support in all areas of our lives. But it is up to us to look unto Him for help which will not be denied. If we call on Him, He will answer and give us to meet all our needs all the days of our lives.
Dear friend, are you experiencing emotional, spiritual and physical needs in life today? Have you tried to meet your needs in your own strength and wisdom and found it all in vain? Are there doors in front of your eyes which are shut for you in spite of your efforts at knocking and clamoring? But that is not the case with Jesus. The very look at Him will give you comfort and hope. When you take your eyes off the seemingly helpful, but grossly disappointing hills, and fix it on Jesus, you will find His compassion and mercy flowing towards you to meet all your needs. There is no false hope in Him, nor any disappointment. His mission as He comes to you is to meet your needs. He lives for you today and comes with open arms and heart to help you. He knows that you need Him and that you are a deprived person. He knows your heartaches, distress and exasperation. He has compassion and grace towards you. He is the Lamb who took away all the sins of the world. He doesn’t simply forgive your sins and then leave you to live your life in your strength. He gives you His Spirit to help you to meet all needs and challenges in life. Today you are admonished to look at Jesus and fix your eyes of prayer, meditation, longings and faith on Him and see that you find contentment and fulfillment.
Hebrews 12:2 – Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.
Thought for Today
When our eyes are fixed on Jesus, hope and fulfillment in all our situations flow to us from Him.
Prayer for Today
Dear Lord Jesus: May I be enabled to take my eyes off the world with all that it offers and fix it solidly on You for all my needs all the time. Amen!
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