I believe that we need, above all things to “fix our eyes on Jesus”. that statement sounds fine until we start to think about it. We don’t know how to do this at time,so I want to make a few suggestions.
(1) Read the Gospels. By reading the gospels, we remind ourselves of who Jesus is and the wonder of his love shown to very ordinary people. Read about how he showed compassion and calls us to do the same. Spend time reading the Sermon on the Mount and listen to what Jesus has to say you. When we do this we find much to encourage and challenge us.
(2) Pray. Remember that prayer is talking to God and therefore is a very simple yet profound thing to do. Jesus spent time praying,seeking his Father’s heart. We need to do the same. If we need guidance,let us ask the Lord to guide us. If we have burdens,let’s bring them to the Lord. As we pray we will want to praise God for his love and grace shown to us in Jesus.
(3) Worshiping together. The Lord has promised to be with his people as they meet together to worship him. Our times of worship are when we recognise that we are united in Christ and that he is the head of the Christian family. He enjoys seeing his children listening to his word,praising him and seeking him in prayer. The Communion service is one where we see Jesus very clearly and the wonderful sacrifice he has made for us. we will be blessed as we meet round the Lord’s Table, and as we share together in worship.
I could go on to make a long list of other things that would only be a burden. I am convinced that as we Read the Gospels,pray and Worship the Lord, he will make the other things clear to us.
The above was originally written as a letter to the members of Shoreham Baptist Church in January 2000.