Monday, January 24, 2022
Are Your Eyes on Christ?
Are Your Eyes on Christ?
The Lord is at hand.
You, Lord Jesus, will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet You in the air. And thus I shall always be with You, Lord. You, Jesus, who testify to these things say, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! Therefore, beloved by You and looking forward to these things, may I be diligent to be found by You in peace, without spot and blameless. May I abstain from every form of evil. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify me completely; and may my whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at Your coming, my Lord Jesus Christ. You who call me are faithful, who also will do it. May I also be patient and establish my heart, for Your coming, Lord Jesus, is at hand. Sovereign God, with joyful anticipation I look forward to the culmination of history as Jesus returns victorious over sin and death to reign forever.
As I wait, help me become more worthy to reign with Him.
PHILIPPIANS 4:5; 1 THESSALONIANS 4:16–18; REVELATION 22:20; 2 PETER 3:14; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:22–24; JAMES 5:8 - Dr. David Jeremiah Life-Changing Moments with God
We go through the day to day, wondering what it is we are going to be doing.
We either are at ease or are anxious about what's coming next.
The story of Peter getting out of the boat at the Lord’s command is well known, but don't miss that important part. Peter was ok out on the water as long as he kept his eyes on Jesus.
We are hopeful living this life, if you are indeed a believer in Christ Jesus as your Savior, to the best of our ability for God.
Distractions are everywhere. There's no shortage of temptations. From the small to the great. We too are tempted first to take our own eyes off of Jesus.
We are reminded in this prayer to be watching for Christ Jesus to return.
We are reminded to be doers of the Word, abstaining from evil.
The world isn't going to believe it when the Rapture of the Church happens. There will be excuses given and the people of the world will believe it. We may think that evil is all around us now, that evil around us now has been restrained.
There's much to be looking for. Looking at what the Scriptures say must take place, and has taken place already. Nothing is a coincidence when it comes to the fulfillment of the Bible.
Satan would prefer us to be indulging in the pleasures of the world rather than living life obeying God.
Satan would prefer us to not be ready or prepared to meet Jesus in an instant.
Satan, sadly, is more prepared for the return of Jesus Christ than most Christians! He knows it will happen which is why Scripture says that in every generation he has an Anti Christ at the ready. You indeed have seen them in the history of mankind for the last 2,000 plus years.
"for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. The eye is the lamp of the body; so then, if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. So if the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!" Matthew 6:21-23 NASB.
Many have heard the children's song "This Little Light of Mine". Are you going to hide it under a basket?
Are you going to be the prudent or foolish ones at the coming of Jesus?
Are you going to be found actively working in service to Jesus Christ or found doing nothing for Him? Actively working requires your eyes being where they are supposed to be.
Are you seeking the pleasures of the world or are you living for Jesus? Are you indeed prepared for the day of His coming? We have been forewarned that no man knows the day or the hour. We read in Proverbs of the dangers of laziness.
When you step out into today, where is your heart and mind? Where are your eyes?
It's not too late to get them where they need to be. Seeking a right relationship with Jesus is always a good thing. Living for Jesus a life that is true, striving to please Him in all that I do. Yes that's from the hymn Living for Jesus, written in 1917. Is the song true for you?
When you survey your life, is there evidence that Jesus is there?
You must choose to put your faith where your mouth is. You must choose to obey.
You must decide. Scripture is plainly clear. He who knows the good he ought to do and does not do it, sins.
So where are your eyes?
So where are your priorities?
So where is your treasure?