Monday, February 23, 2015

FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS

by Marcie Bridges @Marcie_Bridges

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.  Philippians 4:8-9

How do we commit ourselves to God? How do we find what God wants us to do with our lives? By daily focusing our minds on the Lord. Reading His Word daily and setting our minds on what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable, or, as the King James Version puts it, whatever is of good report or praiseworthy. We are to meditate on these things, focus on them, put them into practice and when we make Jesus the most important fixture in our hearts, minds and lives, then we can commit ourselves, what we do, and what we want to do to Him. 

Fix your eyes upon Jesus
Focus on His face
Inhale the essence of His presence
Soaking in His grace.
There’s so much more to living
When we turn our hearts to Him
Find your all in Jesus
This is where we begin to live.  
~Marcell Warner Bridges
©22 February 2015


What would your day look like if you spent it thinking on Jesus and on the good things He has for you, instead of on your circumstances and the “what if’s” in your life?  I’d love to see your answers in the comments below.

Photo courtesy of © Tee-Tee Barnes Photography, 2015
used by permission

© Heart Thoughts, Marcie Bridges, 2015

10 comments:

  1. Thanks, Marcie, for helping us to focus, focus on Christ. May our lives, thoughts, and writings reflect this focus too. To encourage that, I'll highlight your post on the Christian Poets & Writers blog - www.christianpoetsandwriters.com.

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    1. Mary, Thank you for stopping by and for sharing this with others. I appreciate all of your hard work to help us spread God's love and Word to others. Blessings, Marcie

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  2. I try to do that, Marcie, but so tomes surely do fall short. Beautiful devotional and poem. Thank you.

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    1. Nells, thank you for coming by. I know I sure do fall short daily on this but thank the Lord He's always waiting to meet us where we are. Thank you for the kind words. Blessings, Marcie

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  3. My day would consist of 'righteousness, peace and joy', the fruits of the Kingdom of Heaven!! I am fully persuaded and fully convinced that meditating on the word of God is the only way to combat all what ifs!

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    1. Oh Jeannie I sooo agree with you! Putting on God's armor and keeping our minds focused on His fruits of the Spirit is an excellent way to fight off the evil one and the what if's. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your heart with us. Blessings, Marcie

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  4. Whenever I can keep my eyes fixed on Jesus and not allow my neck to jerk them around to the left of the right, my heart remains steadfast and blessed with peace. I'm learning it has to be an intentional decision. Many times throughout the day I must choose to focus on Him and not wallow in circumstances. Thanks Marcie girl.

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    1. Yes, Nan, it MUST be intentional! It is so easy to get distracted and sidetracked and when we do we easily fall into discouragement and depression. I do think that is part of Philippians 4:6-7 as well because we are praying with an intentional thankfulness in heart which allows God's perfect peace to settle within us as we focus our hearts on Christ. Love you Nan

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  5. I agree with Nan. It has to be intentional. Thank you for this wonderful reminder. I feel like I just opened up a heart gift wrapped with God's love.

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    1. Oh Mary, God has so much for you to see and to know. I love how He's working in your life and heart right now. How special this is from you. Love you!

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