Scripture Of The Day:  2 Corinthians 4:18 (ASV)

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen:for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:18 (ASV)

What Are Your Eyes Fixed On?

Greetings Everyone!

It’s good to have the weekend here again. I hope everyone’s work week wasn’t too bad, but then again a verse like today’s is a good one for long, rough work weeks. As we talk about what we’re focused on in the Christlike Ministries NWA Daily Devotional for Friday, January 30, 2015.

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen:for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:18 (ASV)

I don’t know about anyone else, but some times with all that’s going on in the world it is easy to forget that there is a bigger picture, isn’t it? There are all kinds of distractions, and I believe those distractions are intentionally set in place.  We talked already this week about Ephesians 6:12 that told us about the other spiritual forces at work in the world.

This message reminds me of something I often heard at church, and have written a few times…and it kind of fits into the point of today’s message.

“If the devil can’t get you mad, he’ll get you busy.” – Pastor Cass Hill

One of the things I’ve learned to kind of cope and deal with is Attention Deficit Disorder.  One of the main symptoms of it is that people who have this are easily driven to distraction.  They have trouble focusing, and believe it or not that still happens today.  I can even tell you that some times it happens as I’m writing these messages, and it’s also why I’m not a very good reader.

So, with that said. Getting us busy isn’t just about getting us to have an unbalanced life, but it also comes with throwing things at us to distract our focus from what we should be focused on…the eternal.

This brings me back to the story of Peter walking on the water.  We all know that as long as Peter was focused on Jesus he was walking on the water, but the moment he got distracted by everything around him…he sank.

Which brings me back to today’s message.  Satan’s job is to get our eyes off Jesus, and our job it to keep our eyes fixed on Him.   As long as we’re distracted by the things going on around us all we’re doing is treading water, BUT when we keep our eyes focused on Jesus no matter what’s happening around us we are walking on top of the water.

So, as we take time this weekend to relax and reflect and get ready to get into the “Growing In Grace” series…let’s keep in mind that everything going on around us is intended to distract us from the eternal perspective we need to have as the return of Christ draws nearer day by day.

Let’s be more aware of what our eyes are focused on, amen!?!

Let’s Pray:

Father God, thank You for such a timely word for today.  Lord, it’s easy with everything going on to be distracted and focused on the temporal, but help us Father to refocus our eyes on Jesus and remember there’s a bigger picture then the one we’re seeing with our natural eyes. In Jesus name we pray. Amen

In Closing:

God is so good, isn’t He?  It’s in one time messages like this one that make what I do for the Lord so much fun. It’s good to be reminded that there’s a bigger picture then the one our eyes are usually focused on.  I know that even I can get distracted and short sighted…and I’m glad for messages like this one to get me to think about what my eyes are focusing on…how about you?

Have a blessed day in the Lord!

Blessings & Grace;

Pastor B

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