I look to You, Jesus

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” ~ Hebrews 12:1-2, NKJV

“Be well balanced and always alert, because your enemy, the devil, roams around incessantly, like a roaring lion looking for its prey to devour.” ~ 1 Peter 5:8, TPT

My Desire is to Look to You, Jesus

Lord, what a wonder You are. I stand in awe at Your goodness and Your faithfulness to me. You are teaching me to look to You, Jesus — and I’m trying — but the Enemy is continuously tapping on my shoulder and whispering to me.

It’s so annoying … and distracting.

But what’s more frustrating is that I find myself listening to him! I catch myself shifting my gaze from You to him, as he bends my ear.

Forgive me, Lord. I want to run this race with endurance. I want to run in a way pleasing to You. Help me continually look to You, Jesus, and strengthen me to resist the lure of the Enemy.

You are the Author and Finisher of my faith. It is You that I love.

Thank You for drawing near to me in times of trial. Continue to teach me to discern Your voice. Continue to teach me to walk in devotion and faithfulness to You, my Lord.

When the Road is Long & the Way is Hard, I Want My Eyes on You, Lord

Help me look to You, Jesus, when the road is long and the way is hard. For it is with You that I walk in victory and peace and endurance.

I will resist the devil, in the Name of Jesus as You have instructed and I will brush him away from my shoulder. And because of You, I will find victory. Thank You, Lord.

In the Name of Jesus, I pray,

Amen — let it be so.


Please don’t carry your burdens alone. I would be honored to pray for you. You may contact me directly at nan@nanjones.com


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Sweet blessings to you,