Gaze Long Upon Him

And now,
just as you accepted Christ Jesus 
 as your Lord, 
you must continue to follow Him.
Let your roots grow down deep into Him, 
and let your lives be built upon Him.
Then your faith will grow strong 
in the Truth you were taught,
and you will overflow with thankfulness.

Colossians 2:6-7


~ A well of water springing up to eternal life ~


The goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. I had a gentle wake up call yesterday. Sitting before the Lord, as is my habit most mornings, I began to realize that ever so slightly my focus had begun to shift. Reading my Bible, praying, being involved in good things..... somehow, my vision was blurring and the biggest indication of something amiss was the peace that guards my heart and mind seemed to be failing me.

I have been listening to a song lately that speaks a truth that resonates in my heart. It is called  'Easier' written and sung by Jason Gray:

"It's easier to give a gift of gold 
than to give my heart for another to hold.

It's easier.

It's easier to give You the things I do, 
than to open my life and let You walk through.

It's easier
   
.........easier

Do I hide behind my offerings 
while Your hoping for the heart of me?

Am I the only gift that You long for me to give?

It's easier to give You only a part 
than risk giving away my whole heart.

It's easier

....... easier


Fix your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith.


My gaze needed adjustment and the Great Physician was there to heal me. His steadfast love extends to the heavens and He is no respecter of persons. If you are lacking peace, look to Jesus. Gaze long upon Him. Fill your mind and heart with Him.


When I think of all this, 
I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. 
I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources 
He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit.
Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him.
Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. 
And may you have the power to understand, 
as all God's people should, 
how wide, how long, and how deep His love is.
May you experience the love of Christ, 
though it is too great to understand fully.
Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Now all glory to God, 
who is able, 
through His mighty power at work within us, 
to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Glory to Him in the church and in Christ Jesus though all generations forever and ever! 
Amen.
Ephesians 3:14-21

In Love,

Renee





Linking with Ann today, I am counting thanks. The sun shining in October. Wind rushing through the tops of the trees as we walk through the old growth forest towering tall above us and soft beneath us. Yesterday. Family to share this life with. 

Also linking with Michelle and Laura


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