~ Is Jesus Christ the Focus of Your Life? ~
Look To Jesus ~ “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2). Jesus Christ is our example.
Learn From Jesus ~ “And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word” (Luke 10:39). Jesus Christ is our teacher.
Lean On Jesus ~ “Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I awakened you under the apple tree. There your mother brought you forth; there she who bore you brought you forth” (Song of Solomon 8:5). Jesus Christ is the source of our strength. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
Look For Jesus ~ “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20). Jesus Christ is the basis for our hope.
“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure” (1 John 3:1-3).
the key question: “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). This is the most important question you will ever answer. If you do not answer it, or answer it incorrectly, you have made the biggest mistake anyone can make!
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW