Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fixing your eyes on the "Son" - Introduction to September Series

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." - Hebrews 12: 1-2
With the fall season just around the corner I have been pondering what new series I should do.   I don't know about you (probably depends on what part of the country or world you live in) but with summer coming to an end that also means an end to seeing the beautiful sun and feeling it's warmth pour down on us.  Here in the Pacific NW clouds, rain, and cold are the norm 9 months out of the year. 
No matter who we are....we all have in some way or another encountered moments or seasons of "cloudiness" or outright "storms".  This may come in the form of feeling overwhelmed, burn out, depression, too high of expectations in ourselves or our kids, doubts, strains in relationships, battling raw emotions, and so much more. 
We ALL need to look past those gloomy clouds and fix our eyes on the "Son", Jesus Christ.  He is the one who gives us fullness of life, purpose, significance, wisdom, direction, insight, discernment, and sustains us!  He is the one who brings healing, hope, joy, peace, PATIENCE (we all need more of this!), encouragement, forgiveness, strength, freedom, endurance, and guidance!
So every Wednesday, during the month of September, I will be sharing in a very real and transparent way things to encourage you in fixing your eyes on the "Son"! 
Stay tuned next Wednesday for more!
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