Fix Your Gaze on Christ

Our need remains the same – to see Christ more clearly, so He may be loved and trusted more deeply and really by us.  So that when Satan comes to threaten us with fear to draw back from following Christ, to love our selves rather than Him, to try and preserve our possessions instead of clinging to Him as our treasure, we stand fast and resist him with our hearts free from the love of this world and our eyes fixed on Him who loves us and gave Himself for us.  We need to see Him more clearly so that we cannot help but love Him – this burning love displacing all others.  May He be lifted up and win our hearts to Himself!

This is the most important thing for us – this beholding of our Savior, so you can be sure Satan will make this one of his biggest objectives.  He will try to distract us with a million other things, entice us away with the lure of comfort, lead us astray to another Jesus, or any number of other tricks to drive a wedge between us and our Savior – anything to destroy our confidence before Him and interrupt intimacy with Him.  Satan knows that our strength, our potency, our authority and love come from Him – Christ is working through us to accomplish His good, acceptable and perfect will – but all that is hindered to the degree that our communion and intimacy with Him are hindered by sin in our lives.  ‘How can two walk together unless they are agreed?’

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