4/23/12: The other day I was praying through some present situations in my life. I was feeling weary and I was losing heart over the situation, so I prayed for renewed strength. Then, I pulled out the Bible study we are doing in our ladies’ Tuesday morning Bible study, and I read Hebrews 12:2-3: “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Wow! That immediately spoke to my heart, and the situation I was going through, and God began to fill me with his peace and joy. Then, today, as I prayed for words to a tune the Lord had given me, he led me back to this passage of scripture, and once again he encouraged my heart to rely on his strength. Our Eyes on Jesus / An Original Work / April 23, 2012 Based off Hebrews 12:2-13 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus. Our faith starts and grows in Him, Who for the joy set before Him Endured all our sin. Scorning the shame of the cross, He sat down beside God above. He was willing to die for us, To save us, in love. Think about the opposition He endured from sinful men, So when you go through life’s trials, You stay strong within. Knowing all He went through for us Helps us not grow weak of heart; Not grow weary; don’t give up; And not from Him depart. In your struggle against sin’s ways, Resist not to shed your blood. Have you forgotten the words God spoke to us in love? “My child, don’t ignore it when The Lord corrects you; do faint not, Because the Lord disciplines those That He loves, of God.” God rebukes us all for our good; Share with Him in holiness. It produces a harvest of God’s own righteousness. Therefore, strengthen all within you That is weak and might give way. Stand firm in the faith God gives you; Trust Him and obey.