You’ve heard “turn your eyes upon Jesus” so the problems of this world will fade away. It sounds so simple, just look at Jesus and all will be better in your life. But, what does this really mean? How do you keep your focus on Jesus every day?
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Keeping your eyes fixed on Jesus means keeping him as the focus of your life. It means putting Jesus above all things of this earth. It means turning to Jesus first in the face of trials.
It’s a way of living, not a single act. It’s living fully into your faith and knowing Jesus is the center of your life.
3 Ways to Focus on Jesus Every Day
If you want to begin living your life with Jesus as the center, with your eyes turned upon Jesus, firmly fixed on the light of his glorious face, start by doing these three things EVERY day.
1) Begin your day with prayer
How do you start your day? Do you grab your phone and start scrolling through social media? Or do you turn on the TV and watch the news? Or, do you stumble into the kitchen for a cup of coffee and step straight into the chaos of the family?
How could you change your focus and mindset if you first started with prayer?
Start your day with a few minutes in prayer with Jesus, inviting him into your day.
2) Spend time giving God praise and thanks
How often do you focus your prayers on praising God and giving thanks? While it’s good to share your concerns, questions, and struggles with God, make sure you’re taking time for praise and thanksgiving.
Spend time each day praising God for who he is – not just what he’s doing in your life (or what you want him to do).
Thank him for all his goodness and faithfulness. Be specific and thank him for all the blessings in your own life.
You can do this through prayer, singing along with worship music, and taking intentional notice of God in the world around you throughout your day.
3) Read the Bible – every day
Spend time daily in God’s Word, reading and studying your Bible.
The very best way to keep your heart focused on Jesus is to keep Scripture close to your heart.
Read a devotional, participate in a Bible study, take up a Bible reading plan to guide you in daily readings.
Start today with this devotional on Psalm 119:105 – Your Word is a Lamp Unto My Feet.
Will You Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus?
Helen Lemmel wrote the classic hymn “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” more than 100 years ago, but its timeless truths still touch our souls today.
Even if just hearing the song title gets you singing along with the refrain, take a few minutes today to read through all the lyrics. Let this song be your prayer today.
Take these promises to heart, believing in the power of Jesus when you give him your life. Jesus will not fail you. He will be your light in the dark seasons, your hope in times of trouble, your rest when life makes you weary.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus for a life more abundant and free!
“Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”
By Helen Howarth Lemmel, 1918
O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
O’er us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conqu’rors we are!
His Word shall not fail you—He promised;
Believe Him, and all will be well:
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!
Millie Becker says
I woke up this morning and checked my email. Your email was there. It went straight to my heart and I began to pray. I lead a women’s Bible study, Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer. This just fits so perfectly with our study. Every time I do a Bible study, and this is my 12th one, God uses someone or something to bring light to His Word. Thank you for being that someone for me for this one.
Claudette Rose says
I really look forward to receiving your email they’re a joy to my heart. I write each prayer in my journal.
Thank you so much. Claude the Rose