I heard Jackson sing not long ago. Of course, it was music to my ears.
King and Country’s Fix My Eyes was on the radio and from the back seat I heard his little voice sing “oh oh oh oh oh…”
What an anthem for this journey we’re on.
A reminder to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.
To trust Him with Jackson’s speech; because before a word is on his tongue, God knows it. (Psalm 139:4)
Where we choose to place our focus is vital.
Hebrews 12:2 says we should fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.
2 Corinthians 4:18 says, so we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
When our eyes get stuck on our storms, it’s easy to fall into a pit of despair.
The waves of worry, anxiety, and fear wipe out trust, peace, and hope.
Peter almost drowned when he took his eyes off Jesus.
Then Peter got out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said. “why did you doubt?”
Beth Moore says not all storms are spiritual warfare or a consequence of sin. Some are merely meant to strengthen our faith and draw us closer to Jesus.
We want Christ to hurry and calm the storm. He wants us to find him in the midst of it first, Beth says.
What storm is raging in your life today? Will you choose to keep your eyes on Jesus or will the waves threaten your faith?
***Today I’m joining my friend Kristin for Three Word Wednesday. You can join the fun here.