A small boy came to his Dad once and said, "Papa, look for a long time at that golden sign across the street. Now look at that brick wall and tell me what you see."
"Why, I see the yellow sign on the brick wall," the Dad replied. The little kid got a good laugh out of it.
So, what is the application. Well, if we look a long time upon Jesus we cannot look at anything else without seeing a reflection of Him. Everything which we behold will become a part of Him
'Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.' Hebrews 12:1-2.
Recalling times in my life when I felt I was close to giving up, I found Him encouraging me from within and reminding me there was no better way than this Christian way, and I keep on. If when you receive this today, you are on the brink of giving up, DON'T! It may be that you are discouraged in your Christian life. Or maybe it's just that life has dealt you some hard times lately. Don't give up. Sometimes man is unable to encourage us. Our passage today tells us to look to Jesus as our example. He endured to the end and is at the right hand of the Father. Look to Him, who told us that we will be where He is. There is more to our life than this world, but while we are here He will also be with us here. At one of the lowest, if not the lowest times in David's life, the scriptures say ' ...But David encouraged himself in the Lord.' 1 Samuel 30:6b
Aren't you glad this is also available to us? Let's encourage ourselves in the Lord this day.
God bless and have a Great Day!
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!