Fix Our Eyes

to me “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Hebrews 12:2-3 We can see that Jesus had his eyes on the conclusion of his life, not getting weighed down with every little thing. Jesus had a finish line and his finish line was on the other side of the cross. His finish line was to sit at the right hand of the Father with confidence that he had done everything that the Father asked. Completely obedient in heart, mind, spirit and action. We think as people that we have to find something grand to do for God. Like we need to make our mark for all people to see. Like we have to prove that we have value or that we think we can earn something. Jesus said: “I only do what I see the Father do.” Jesus knew what the Father was doing because he knew the Father. Jesus said: no one comes to the Father except through the Son. We can only know the Father through Jesus, the author and the perfector of our faith. Jesus, the author and the perfector of our faith had his life focus on obedience to the Father. As we obey Jesus and do what he says, then we can know that we are being obedient to the Father. To obey, we need to listen; we cannot know what his will is without listening. We can listen through his word, people, or His still small voice. When he tells you something make it your ambition to just obey.