first of the month – FOCUS

At the beginning of each month I have decided to revisit Hebrews 12:2-3.  It has become my theme verses in 2008. 

Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in.  Study how he did it.  Because he never lost sight of where he was headed– that exhilarating finish in and with God – he could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever.  And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God.  When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through.  That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!” (Hebrews 12:2-3, The Message). 

I have never been as challenged in life as I am now.  I’m thankful God has seen fit to raise the bar with me (so to speak).  I’m thrilled to know He is alive and at work in my life.  I know where I am today is not where I will be next year. 

Keeping my eyes on Jesus!