DIG for Thursday the 15th of October…..turn your eyes upon Jesus…..2 Peter 1 v 3

Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.

I’ve just been singing this song as I get ready for the guys to arrive for the Bible study; it is one of my favourite choruses, and it is one I can seldom sing without getting a bit weepy.

It is a wonderful wee song and so true!

As we look to Jesus and take our eyes off the things around us (as we think spiritually instead of carnally) we will move into His blessings (Romans 8 v 6).

As we focus on Him, gaining knowledge of Him, we will see manifest in our lives all the things we need for life (God’s kind of life) and godliness (2 Peter 1 v 3).

As we trust and think on the Lord we will see peace in our lives (Isaiah 26 v 3).

As Jesus becomes more important to us the things of the earth become less important.

Now of course Jesus wants us to have a good life, He died for us to live in abundance, however this comes upon us as we focus on Him, learning more and gaining in knowledge about Him.

If we strive to know Him, blessings and abundance will crash upon us like waves upon the beach.

The amazing truth is that if we focus on Him and not worry about things of life, we get the things required for life; that is good news.

So tonight take my advice (well, actually take the advice of the Word of God) and turn your eyes upon Jesus.

Look to Him, the first and last, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning, middle and end of our faith.

Look to the King of Kings and Lord of Lord, the Creator of the universe.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for Jesus, our Saviour and King, our friend and helper”.

2 Peter 1 v 3…..According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue

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DIG for Wednesday the 14th of October…..we are set free to preach the words of life…..Acts 5 v 19 and 20

In Acts 5 we see some of the apostles being put in prison in order to shut them up; they had been preaching the good news about Jesus and His finished work and the religious establishment did not like this.

But the Lord did not want the apostles to be quiet so He arranged for them to be set free, but they were set free for a purpose (Acts 5 v 19).

They were told to go and speak out the word of this life (Acts 5 v 20).

I find it interesting that they had to speak the words of this life and not just life.

This is because so many Christians live as if waiting for the next life, waiting for things to be great in Heaven.

Life is meant to be lived now, down here on earth; life on earth is not a waiting game to be struggled through before we head into Glory.

Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly (John 10 v 10).

We have been set free; free from the bondage of the law into grace, free from death into life.

And our job is the same as the original apostles.

We are to speak out the words of this life.

We are to speak out that God loves us, has forgiven us, has reconciled us and wants all to come to repentance and be saved; He wants all to live in health and abundance.

That is the Gospel, the good news, what we are to tell the entire world.

The finished work of Jesus Christ has put in place a mean for all to be saved, made whole and live an abundant life; that is what we have been set free to speak out.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have set me free, help me to speak out the truth of abundant life”.

Acts 5 v 19 and 20…..But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life