July 23, 2017
Keep Your Eyes On Christ
Joy is one of the most important and foundational themes of scripture. God wants our joy to be complete (John 15:11) and we want to feel this joy but circumstances and our pain can erode our ‘sense of joy’ and throw us for a loop. God’s joy is more than a feeling however, it’s deeper than our circumstances, it’s rooted in who He is. To experience full joy we have to know and follow God.
When we take our eyes off of Jesus in the midst of our trials and we look around and try to compare our situation with others we can quickly loose our joy. God wants us to be happy, He wants us to be with Him in joy, but we have to follow Him all the way there fixing our eyes on Jesus who is the perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:1-2). Keep your eyes on Jesus. Be faithful until the end. Your joy will be complete in His presence!