Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Looking Unto Jesus

Florence Chadwick was the first woman to swim from England to France. When she first waded into the Catalina Channel, the water was cold. Soon after she began to swim, she saw sharks. The fog became thicker and the waves higher. After sixteen hours, she gave up.

“Why?” someone asked her.

“If I could have seen land,” she confessed, “I might have been able to make it.”

Two months later she accomplished her goal. The fog lifted, the waves subsided, the sharks were gone. She was able to see her goal!

One of the writers of the Bible knew the importance of keeping our eyes upon our Goal. He wrote, “Keep your eyes on Jesus…”

Goals keep us focused. They determine how we live our lives. They can keep us moving in the right direction and enable us to accomplish God’s purpose for our lives. But when we take our eyes off of Jesus, we lose sight of the important things in life. When God’s goals for His world set the agenda for lives, we can do anything through Him Who loved us and gave Himself for us.

Prayer: Help me, Lord, to keep my eyes upon You at all times. There are so many things going on around me that I become distracted from what is best for me. Keep me in the center of Your will. In Your Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Philippians 3:13-14

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