Focus Verse: Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how He did it. Because He never lost sight of where He was headed – that exhilarating finish in and with God – He could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. And now He’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. Hebrews 12:2 (MSG)
Recently, I went on a tubing trip with some friends on the Potomac River. As with any river, the depth of the river varied depending on where I was. Some places where more shallow than others. Because I was on an inner tube, there would be times that I didn’t realize I had come to a spot where the water was shallow and I was just resting on a rock underneath me. After this happened a few times, I thought to myself, “there has to be a way to determine if I am actually moving. If I continue down this path, it will take much longer than the estimated 2 hours to get to my final destination and the bus will leave me.” Then out of nowhere, I thought, “look up for the sun.” The position of the sun would tell me if I was moving or sitting still. Whenever I felt like I wasn’t moving, I would just look up at the sun to see if it was moving closer to me, if it was, I was moving and if it wasn’t, well I needed to figure out how to get off the rock I didn’t realize I was resting on.
Our Christian walk is the same way. We should always be looking towards the Son for direction and guidance. He will tell us whether we are moving closer to Him or just sitting still. Interestingly enough, just like when I was on the Potomac River, whenever I was sitting still, the sun was moving farther away from me. Walking with Christ, we are either moving closer towards Him or further away from Him, there is no in between.
Ask yourself today, “Am I moving closer to Christ or further away from Him?
Prayer: Thank You for Your continual guidance Father. There have been times in my walk with You that I wasn’t walking at all, just sitting still, not realizing that because of that, I was moving further away from You, please forgive me. It is my desire to always be walking in communion with You. Speak to my heart today and reveal to me my position in relation to Your Son. It is in Him name that I pray, Amen!