After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” Genesis 15:1
Beloved, in this kingdom our “looking” determines our “doing”, which in turn affects our “living”. We are in a race and need to put off things that could slow one down; like unbelief, doubt, addictions etc. The only way to deal with these issues is by looking up to Jesus, the source of our believing.
Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection] (Hebrews 12:2). Beloved, look away from the issue; look away from yourself and focus on Jesus. He is the initiator and therefore the perfecter of your believing.
Beloved,when your believing becomes faulty, Jesus is the only one who can fix it. Peter began to doubt the words of Jesus- the words that beckoned on him to come. He doubted because he took his focus from Jesus, focusing instead on his limitations as a man and the challenges around. But when he began to sink and couldn’t help himself, he cried out to Grace(JeSUS). Saints, Grace is always around to save you from all challenges.
Brothers and sisters, keep looking and keep living; look to Jesus and live.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, my gaze is fixed on You from now on. I look away from all issues and challenges. Thank You Lord for helping me live a victorious life.