Fix My Eyes On You


 

Being true to Jesus may be difficult, discouraging, and even dangerous at times, but it is never pointless or wasted. 1 Corinthians 15:28 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor for the Lord is not in vain.”

The Nagging Thorn


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Everybody has at least one nagging thorn that keeps digging into your flesh. And you are longing to have it go away. But every time you petitioned your heavenly Father to remove it, your prayer seems to go unanswered.

Still yet, the thorn you carry around may be there to help remind you of who you are now and who you were before you met Christ.

Paul, the beloved and great apostle had a thorn that lingered throughout his Christian life. Here is what he wrote in his second Epistle to the Corinthians 12:7-9.

“And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing, I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

Christian Encouragement


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What is the best gift we can give God today? In gratitude, humility, and love we can give our hearts, minds, and will entirely to Him.
Romans 12:1: “I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

 

Christian Encouragement


Just like our parents whose arms are a safe retreat from danger, God’s comforting presence protects us from life’s emotional storms. The Bible says “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings, you will find refuge,” Psalm 91:4

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Encouragement


When your heart is hurting, present your needs to God. Through Christ, you have unlimited access to the Father 24/7

Romans 5:1-4: Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.