Do not grow weary — keep your eyes on Jesus [Aug 2006]

Blogging — I don’t know if this is something for me. But, as a journal, even if I keep it to myself, it could have merit.

Yesterday’s reading — Hebrews 12-13. The verse that caught my eye — “…so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Heb 12:3b NIV

I do grow weary and lose heart as time goes by and as I lose sight of Jesus. The verse before says, “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…” Heb 12:2a NIV Usually when I am weary it is because I have lost my focus. I lose my focus because I am looking down. When I get stuck in the mire and call out for help, my eyes look up, to the heavens, where my help comes from. Then I receive; then I see. I lost God’s perspective on my life. I lost God’s perspective on who I am. I am a child of God. He is perfecting me and makng me holy. There is hope, because I trust in Him.

Of course, I also read one of my favorite passages yesterday:

Heb 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken — that is, created things — so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.” NIV

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