Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of faith. For the joy set before him, he endured the cross, scorning it’s shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
My husband and I love to walk and hike. We walk daily around our neighborhood and we enjoy getting out in the summertime to explore mountain trails and the beauty of our state.
When we walk, my husband often tells me to “look up”. I have a tendency to look down at the path, rather than up at our beautiful surroundings. I’m not sure why I do that? If it’s a fear of tripping and I want to watch my steps or if it just makes me feel more in control of my actions? Either way, I’m missing out on so much. For when I look up I am often awestruck by the beauty of creation. Each season brings it’s own set of breathtaking splendor.
I find our spiritual life so often mirrors our physical life. When troubles come, as they often do, my inclination is to focus on the problems. Constantly thinking about them, worrying about them and talking about them. But when I turn my thoughts to the Lord and focus on His goodness, mercy and sovereign power, I can let go of my fears and lack of control in a situation. And oh, how I am blessed by the beauty of my Savior when I look to Him.
So I encourage you to “look up”. Do not focus on your problems, instead, focus on how amazing your Heavenly Father is, that loves you and sent His only Son to die for you. Look up to Jesus, the lover of your soul and you will find awe inspiring beauty and peace in all situations.
Prayer: Dear Father, keep our eyes upon you, Lord. What beauty awaits us as we look to you, the author and finisher of our faith. We love you Lord. Amen.