Today’s Devotional – May 27th (Through Jesus’ Eyes!)

By admin On May 26th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – May 27th

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THROUGH JESUS’ EYES!

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A very nice couple happened to be going through a time of terrific troubles with their marriage! 

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After several years of mutual grief and heartache, one spouse finally confessed… “I need to quit looking at my spouse through MY eyes, and begin to look at my spouse through JESUS’ eyes!”

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This simple statement was really a very profound concept, if you think about it!

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Yes, if only a believing husband, or a believing wife could prayerfully continue in such a gracious spirit toward their spouse, then probably, most all the problems in that marriage would eventually dissipate!

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Divorce – Wikimedia – the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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TRIALS MAKE US LOOK UP!

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The Bible says it this way… “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it;” Ephesians 5:25.https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jesus_Christ_in_prayer.jpg

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Now of course, this is easier said than done! And let’s face it! Quite often, God allows marital problems in order that the husband and wife will each begin to look upward, hoping and waiting for God’s help!

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And really, the only true solution to problem in life, comes when a Christian finally reaches the point of “forsaking all”, so that he (or she) can truly become a disciple of Jesus!

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This is the great secret to the victorious life in Christ!

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Prayer – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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DISCIPLES FORSOOK ALL

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Listen… “So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:33.

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This above verse reveals the prerequisite to becoming a true follower and disciple of Jesus: to forsake all, to follow Him!

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When Jesus called His disciples, they immediately forsook all, to follow Him.

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Listen… “And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed Him.” Luke 5:11.

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And as they journeyed with Jesus for over the next three-and-one-half years, they listened and learned all about His great love and goodness! What a privilege that God bestowed upon those first disciples!  

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Christ calling His Disciples by Edward Armitage 1869 courtesy wikigallery.com public domain

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WE TOO, CAN BECOME FOLLOWERS OF JESUS!!!

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But being a disciple and follower of Jesus can still happen in today’s world! 

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This is because, as the Believer finally lays all his life down on the altar, then can that Believer begin to learn of Jesus through His Word. And in time, that child of God will gain the same “servant’s heart” experience which Jesus had. And as a result, the Christian will learn to lavish Christ’s love on the other partner in the marriage!

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Yes, by continuing in Christ’s Word, we can become disciples and followers of Jesus! And though we cannot literally see Jesus, His presence will be with us, just as close as He was to Peter, James, and John….and even Paul!

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The Exhortation to the Apostles 1886-94-by James Tissot wikipedia public domain

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LOOKING AT ALL, THROUGH CHRIST’S EYES

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Surely, this statement, “I need to quit looking at my spouse through MY eyes, and begin to look at my spouse with JESUS’ eyes”, can and should be applied to all areas of life!

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In other words, what we really need to say is, “I need to quit looking at LIFE through my eyes, and begin looking at EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE through Jesus’ eyes”.

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Now such a life as this does not mean that we need to quit our job and begin trashing all our belongings! That’s not what it means, “to forsake all”!

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No, but rather, just as the words to that popular old song says… “Turn your eyes upon Jesus…and the things of this world will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace!”

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Yes, when we finally decide to follow Jesus, fully and unreservedly, the things of this world will gradually lose their importance, as we more and more taste of Heaven’s sweet nectar!

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And we will realize that true love, joy, and contentment can only come from Jesus abiding within!

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Brooklyn Museum – What Our Lord Saw from the Cross – James Tissot

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THE UPWARD PATHWAY

And so, O Stranger and Pilgrim, both you and I need to walk up that heavenward pathway, ever looking to Jesus, our great Role-Model in all matters of life!

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And as we prayerfully contemplate the life and words of Jesus as we go about our daily duties, not only will we look at our spouse, but we will look at all whom we come in contact with, through Christ’s eyes.

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Yes, to look at all of life through the loving eyes of Jesus!

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This is the essence of what it means to be a Christian!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to have this experience. Let me become Thy Disciple and follower. Help me to think on Thy Word, as I go about my daily tasks…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)” or you can also read… December 12 (Martha, the “Doer” & Mary, the “Hearer”)

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING ORION THE ARCHER

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“He hath bent His bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow. He hath caused the arrows of His quiver to enter into my reins. I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.” Lamentations 3:12-14

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Orion travels through the night skies, starting about late September in the pre-dawn hours. This 1st office which Orion holds, as an Archer, is fairly easy to see. His bow is pointed and bent as if ready to shoot his arrows. But why astronomers have never noticed this Dragon to his left, is truly a puzzle! It’s so obvious; at least his crocodile mouth is obvious. (Perhaps God is sending the message that Satan (the real Dragon) is so obviously real, and yet so few in this world are ready to recognize him.)

 

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This Archer-Orion corresponds to the 1st Horseman of Revelation, Chapter 6, speaking of a rider with a bow who goes out conquering. 

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And so this article is dedicated to show just what Orion the Archer is speaking of, in Scripture, and how this all relates to you and me. So read on and observe…

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Orion courtesy IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine & Wikipedia share-alike license

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Orion The Archer”

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TOMORROW:

“(George Whitefield: Ye Must Be Born Again!)”

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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