Keep your eyes on Jesus – Prayer for September 13. Praise the Lord everybody! Sometimes when you are pressing hard to be the man or woman of God you believe God wants you to be and you find yourself missing and falling short of the mark, do you find yourself trying to make it up to God by promising to do even more things for Him?
Such things like going out and handing out tracts or volunteering more of your time at the church’s soup kitchen, or adding on two more fast days to your week, for extra credit on top of what God has already given you to do? Know this, all God wants is for us to be obedient and do the job He has called us to do.
Bible Verse for Today
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30).
He has called all who are burdened down by sin not to add to their burdens but to get to know Him and take up His yoke because it is easy to follow. His burden is light, the “light” of the world which we are all ordained to carry everywhere we go, even unto the ends of the earth.
When we fall short, we must not punish ourselves by adding burdens out of guilt, but we must get up, confess our sin, and continue in the race. God will chastise whom He will chastise, and He chastises those that He loves. Even His chastisement is perfect leading to His will for us being fulfilled. We make shipwreck of our faith when we try to choose what we think our discipline should be. When God can see our beginning and our end and only He knows what is best for us.
We need to stay focused on what God wants us to focus on. Carry His burden only a try not to chastise ourselves by adding on our own burdens because we feel guilt and remorse for our shortcomings. The only thing God asks from you is to keep your eyes on Jesus and follow Him. God bless you all.
Keep your Eyes on Jesus Prayer for Today
Father God, we thank you that your yoke is easy, and your burden is light, and we don’t have to add to those burdens by adding extra yokes to our lives out of guilt. Help us Lord to be obedient to your will and trust you more. We promise to keep our eyes on Jesus and follow Him. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.