Good morning people who intentionally turn your eyes to Jesus.
Hebrews 12:1-3 NIV Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
The word fixing in this verse are the words looking unto in the KJV. It means ‘to turn the eyes away from other things and fix them on something’.
Let’s lean into both parts of this today.
It’s time to turn our eyes away from other things.
Too much of our attention is given to what is inferior. More than that, too much of our attention can be given to what is wrong.
It’s not the accumulated knowledge of things that sets us free – it is the revelatory knowing of the truth that sets us free!
Some of us need to shut some things down today; to turn some things off. If it’s not helpful and if it doesn’t pull you towards Jesus, turn your eyes away from it.
It’s also – and even more importantly – time to fix our eyes on Jesus.
The power is not just in the absence of bad things. The power is in the presence and pursuit of good things; of God Himself!
Saturation in God’s Word really does empower this more than anything else. Read it, memorise it, mediate on it, listen to the Holy Spirit as He whispers to you from it. Let it be life to you, and may you fix your eyes on Jesus today as you meditate on the truth of God’s Word.