12.17.2017

Look UP - and be encouraged.

Sometimes, on difficult days, we need to realign our focus - on Christ.
Are you troubled? Look to Jesus!
Are you weary? Look to Jesus!
Are you overwhelmed? Look to Jesus!
For nowhere else can you find the grace, mercy, and comfort you so desperately crave.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 
Hebrews 12:1, 2

Today, the Lord used music to minister to my heart, and it was exactly what I needed.
I pray others will find encouragement in the words of this wonderful hymn.

"Be Thou My Vision"

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art;
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

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