[looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], ( Heb 12:2, AMP)
One of the secrets of walking in great faith is listed above for us-” looking away from all that will distract us and focus our eyes on Jesus”. Jesus is the Author, the One Who founded our faith, and gets it started in our hearts. He is the Source of our faith. Faith comes when Jesus is seen, not with the physical eyes but with the eyes of revelation in His Word. Faith comes by hearing the Word about Jesus ( Rom 10:17).
We see Jesus as we keep our eyes focused on His Word. If only we can keep our eyes focused on what God has said, our faith will be unshakable. The Amplified version of the Heb 12:2 goes even further. It says we should look away from the things that distract us. There are “faith distractors”. Focusing our attention on the winds of the circumstances of our lives is but one of them. The story of Peter walking on the water and beginning to sink when he took his eyes off Jesus to look at the waves is a classic example. The most crucial of all distractors is not the waves of our challenges, but ourselves. When we start looking at ourselves to see whether we are worthy or not, or whether we have what it takes to move the mountains or not, our faith goes down the drain. If we can succeed to always keep our eyes away from ourselves, and focused on Jesus, the stage will be set for great faith.Take your eyes off yourself, and off the challenge, and other things that are distracting you and keep them focused on what God has said, and that only. Your faith will be grounded and perfected and will yield the results God said faith will produce.
The Word in your mind and mouth (1 Tim 4:15; Josh 1: 8)
Meditate on that verse above. What are your greatest faith distractors?
Water the Seed (word) to grow. Invite the Spirit’s strength! (Isa 32:15; Zach 4:6)
Ask the Lord for the grace to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus.
APPLY THE WORD TODAY!
Your door to a blessed life today is doing God’s Word. Refuse to be a hearer or reader only! (James 1:22-26)
You keep your eyes on Jesus by keeping your attention, focus, mindset and ultimately heartiest on His Word. Can you learn to hold on to God’s Word today?
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