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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Have you seen Jesus?

There is a lot of stuff going on in the world - I know you will agree with me on that.
Some are throwing opinions around on the social media like a park filled with people throwing Frisbees - just wanting it to land somewhere.
In the midst of it all - I have purposed in my heart to keep my eyes on Jesus.
I am asking God to renew and restore my passion for Him.
Let me tell you this story that kind of summarizes where I am at right now (I encourage you to take the time to read it):
An old man tells the story of how one day he was sitting quietly in the sun with his dog.
Suddenly, a large white rabbit ran across the yard - right in front of he and the dog - and his dog jumped up and took off after that big rabbit.
The dog chased the rabbit over the hills with a passion.
Soon, other dogs joined him, attracted by his barking.
It was an incredible sight - the pack of dogs running, barking across the creeks, up the stony embankments, through thickets and through the thorns!
Gradually, however, one by one, the other dogs dropped out of the pursuit, discouraged by the course, and frustrated by the chase.
The old man said, "Only my dog continued to hotly pursue the white rabbit."
You might say today - great story - but what's the connection between what is going on in today's world and a passion for Jesus?
Well, the old man went on and said, "the reason the other dogs did not continue the chase - except for his dog - was that the other dogs had not seen the rabbit."
Unless we continue to keep our eyes on the prize (on Jesus) the chase is just too difficult.
My dear friends, today, are you keeping your eyes on Jesus - is He the passion of your soul?
Are you lukewarm today?
Are you becoming distracted by "all that is going on in the world?"
Are you going through the motions?
In the midst of everything going on - let's keep our eyes on Jesus - otherwise is just a lot of noise and barking.
Just a thought for a Wednesday.

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