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Bible Ballistics: BBs #763   Keeping My Eyes On Jesus???

 

Back today with a word to encourage each of us, no matter the road we may be on.  When we determine to keep Jesus as the lens through which we view all of life, it will make our life more peaceful than we could imagine—not simple or easy, but we will find that perfect peace with God far outweighs anything the devil or the world can offer! I pray that Word of God will speak to our hearts this day, and that the peace of God will reign in your heart!

Therefore being justified by faith,

we have peace with God

through our Lord Jesus Christ:

2 By whom also we have access

by faith

into this grace

wherein we stand,

and rejoice

in hope

of the glory of God.” Romans 5:1-2

I find such reassurance in this powerful revelation of truth that Paul so graciously shared by the power of the same Holy Spirit who dwells in each believer—but we must know it (by studying God’s Word) and stand confidently in what Jesus has accomplished for us and is ever working in and through our lives.  Remember that Jesus is ever praying for our spiritual success, for HE IS ALIVE—and praying for US!

Wherefore he is able also

to save them to the uttermost

that come unto God by him,

seeing he ever liveth

to make intercession

for them.”  Hebrews 7:25

Not only are we to pray for one another, but we can stand fast knowing that our God, our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave HIS life for our salvation, is ever praying for you and me no matter the challenges we may be facing, the sorrow that we are trying to endure, or the uncertainty of the days before us—JESUS is praying for me and for you!  Always!

In that truth and surety, we can be at perfect peace no matter what we are facing; and we can learn to live in the contentment of What God is doing in our lives—simple but not always easy (in fact hardly ever easy—but greatly rewarding)!

But godliness

with contentment

is great gain.

7 For we brought nothing into this world,

and it is certain

we can carry nothing out.

8 And having food and raiment

let us be therewith content.”  1 Timothy 6:6-8

Ouch!  Not exactly the message of the world in America; but it is God’s message for us today!  Not that we are to pursue indigence, but we are to learn contentedness as we pursue God rather than just wealth.  We can choose to be a scrooge or a sharing saint!  As one Bible translations says, “fixing our eyes on Jesus” is how we are to view the world!

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about

with so great a cloud of witnesses,

let us lay aside

every weight,

and the sin

which doth so easily beset us,

and let us run with patience

the race that is set before us,

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.”  Hebrews 12:1-2

Jesus gave us the principle in the “model prayer” as He said something that applies to more than just “bread”:

 “Give us this day our daily…..”

 Wisdom, Work, Service, and our Attitude….

If we will but choose to know our Lord more and more, and draw near to HIM, we will always find HIM faithful and sufficient to our every need.

Submit yourselves therefore to God.

Resist the devil,

and he will flee from you.

8 Draw nigh to God,

and he will draw nigh to you.

Cleanse your hands,

ye sinners;

and purify your hearts,

ye double minded.

9 Be afflicted,

and mourn,

and weep:

let your laughter

be turned to mourning,

and your joy

to heaviness.

10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,

and he shall lift you up.”  James 4:7-10

Amen and Amen!!!