“We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection.” (Hebrews 12:2, TPT).
There is so much to look at today, so many distractions. I had a friend help me remove games from my cell phone because they were taking too much time. There is Covid 19, the fear that comes from it, the Black Lives Matter movement, people (not necessarily from BLM) looting and starting fires in the States. There is also ‘the neccessity’ of being not only politically correct, but Woke. I looked up the meaning: ‘woke’ means alert to the injustice in society, especially racism, also being aware and knowing what’s going on in the community. I am writing this is June, which is ‘pride month’ and will be watching a required webinar at work about how to become an ally of the LGBT2 community.
So much to concentrate on and get right — but right according to who?
I want to live a “crucified, hidden and seated” life with Jesus. I will be writing more about this, but feel it is so crucial to my life at this time, that I should change the name of my blog from “the 15th day and more” to “Crucified, Hidden, Seated”. How do I walk that lifestyle of closeness to Jesus in my day to day life with all that is going on in the world today?
I desparately need to look away from the natural realm — and fix my gaze on Him.
I am thankful that He also has His gaze on me.
Scripture quotations marked TPT are from The Passion Translation. Copyright 2017 by BroadStreet Publishing Group, LLC. Used by permission. All rights reserved. the PassionTranslation.com
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