Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

Talking to a sweet friend of mine who is entering her third trimester while trying to get her 19-month old to sleep in her own bed and giving my tips to getting rest at night and throughout the day.  Never did I ever think I would be one to give advice, I came upon this verse:

"We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.  Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame.  Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God's throne."
-Hebrews 12:2
The cross has two sides to everything:  a crucifixion side and a resurrection side.  Jesus had to endure one side to get to the other.  Maybe your trials don't have the magnitude of the burden of the cross, but Jesus knew the joy that was before Him and persevered until the end.  With this in mind, we can look at our own burdens and see there will be an end, we will persevere!  Keep your eyes on Jesus, remind yourself of the resurrection that came about through the suffering he endured.  

What burden can I pray for you today?  He is gracious and will see you through!


  1. Thank you for sharing the vers & picture. Needed to be reminded that even in the craziness, there is joy! :) Sharing for others to be blessed. Visiting from Thriving Thursdays link up.

    1. This post was truly inspired by God, I love when you are reading your Bible and devotions and all things point in the same direction!

  2. Great post! I needed this reminder VERY much today!!!


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