Keep Your Eyes On The Prize

Acts 1:9 - 11 9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

What are you looking for?  What do you expect from your life, your marriage, your family, your boss?  Tony Robbins says, "What you focus on is what you get." Actually, some adages say the same thing.  

So what do you expect from your faith?  

Some people are like the disciples of Acts 1, gazing into heaven.  I know followers of Jesus who were are just waiting for Him to come back.  While the Bible tells us to be prepared for that day, it doesn't instruct us to sit around and wait.  Let's be found doing the work of God when He returns.  

Some people are looking at the church.  I know followers of Jesus who think that the church is their savior.  They expect the church to do the work of the Trinity in their lives rather than letting God doing the job Himself.   

Some people are looking at themselves.  I know followers of Jesus who spend a lot of time looking in the mirror.  This works in a couple of ways.  Either they see themselves as broken and focus on their problems or they see themselves as God's gift to mankind.  Both are extremes that do not serve Christ well.  

We should be looking at Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.  The Apostles in the New Testament preached Christ crucified, resurrected and ready to accept us into His family.  Nothing has changed in 2,000 years.  Jesus is prepared to have a one on one relationship with us today.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to focus on You and You alone today.  AMEN