The Nourishing word

Focus

Hebrews 12:2

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Focus your eyes on Jesus                                                                                                             What does it mean to look unto Jesus? Well, we can think of it like this: If you are drowning and somebody walks past you, you do not look at him. You look unto him. When you look unto him, you are turning to him and expecting him to rescue you.

Keeping focus on Jesus means that we’re purposefully fading out everything that pulls us away from Him. It’s a disciplined lifestyle of choosing to see every blessing and struggle through the lens of Christ. How can we stay focused in a world of busyness and chaos? At this time where the whole world is locked down and many people are dying. It is so easy for one to lose their focus. Having a job or no job at this time can cause one to lose their focus and turn away from the Lord looking for help somewhere. But our God is all knowing and as He continue to shake the nations of the world and as we His children to continue to cry to Him for mercy, He will be merciful. We ask for Him to remember mercy in Hs wrath. He knows His own and will not forsake you or leave you. He sent ravens to feed Elijah in the time of draught. He them commanded Elijah to go to the widow of Zarephath to feed him. The Lord will not leave you nor forsake you. Stay focus on him, look to Him and hear what He is saying to you at this time. He will prosper you even at this time. What is that one thing that He has been speaking to you about, he said He will give you the wealth of the Gentiles (Isaiah 60:5) Have faith in Christ. Have faith in the one who endured the cross and sits at the right hand of the Father.                                                                                                                                     As Christians, we are running on the track of life towards our Saviour, Jesus Christ. He is at the finishing line with a great group of witnesses on the sidelines cheering us forward. Those who run in the race must recognise the value of focusing on crossing that finish line. Those who are distracted by the crowds, weather, or other runners tend to lose their speed costing them the race. Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus in spite of what is going on around us. We know what His word says. So, it is important that we don’t get distracted.

“Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame” (Psalm 34:5). Have you ever been in the company of someone who makes time with God a priority? There’s a certain radiance in their attitude, prayers, and overall outlook on life. Your investment of focusing intently on God instead of what is going on around you or your circumstances magnifies His glory in their life. Continue to seek after the Lord first.

Focus on eternal life:                                                                           Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.  (2 Peter 3:13 ) It’s so easy to get caught up and worried about what is going on around us with the current pandemic but let’s not forget our hope in the Lord. He said in Matthew 24: 6-7  And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for [all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.

Focus on things above:        Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:2 ) Jesus is seated at the right hand of God interceding for you and everyone of us who know and have a relationship with Him. As we continue to seek the Lord in prayer, know this that Jesus our Lord is praying for you as well. Every time you pray remember that the Lord is praying along with you that God’s will be done.
Focus on His decrees: A careful and deliberate study of God’s word will always realign our focus with His will. Studying scriptures direct our attention towards the spiritual things. By meditating on God’s word, our vision is softened, and we see more clearly the way of the Lord.

Focus……focus……focus…                                                                                                        Many of us wear glasses to help us see or read clearly. Focusing on the Lord at this time can be challenging if you have a greater need or facing challenging time whether is your job or career but instead let’s try and focus on what the Lord has said or promised us. This year has been declared the year of supernatural abundance. Yes, God is omniscience; He is all knowing. He knew what is to come and yet He promised us that it will be a year of supernatural abundance. I believe this is the time to experience supernatural abundance in every area of our lives. Spiritual, physical, financial, educational and all other needs. Let’s focus on Him and His promises like in the case of the Israelite in Goshen when there was total darkness in Egypt. Exodus 10:23 (They did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings).

Continue to focus on the Lord and His promises and He will come through for you in Jesus name.

Written By Lydia

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