last week was one of those weeks.

the second half was awesome. i finished the first draft of an essay, went to the gym a few times, had a great illuminate debrief with friends, had an awesome time looking at cameras/going to walmart with james saturday night ha and wow, church was just absolutely incredible last night!!!

but the first half…oh gosh.

stress, mayhem, blaaaaah. and it’s so funny because the week prior God spoke this word to me through my course on hebrews..

fix your eyes on Me.

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus,the pioneer and perfecter of faith.  -hebrews 12:2

but did i fix my eyes on Him? not really. i looked out onto the storm and i saw the waves and the lightening and sure enough the water swallowed me up.

but praise God for his grace…He was there to grab my hand and pull me up out of the storm. 

the same thing happened to peter..(the video below is from the bible series  )

when he was fixing his eyes on Jesus he was WALKING ON WATER. and not flat glass-esque lake water, but really stormy, wavy, water.

HE WAS WALKING ON IT!!…pure cray!!!!

but the moment he took his eyes off Jesus, he began to sink…

it’s so easy to be distracted by all the things that life throws at you. relationships, work, debt, school stress, etc, etc. 

life can be crappy, life can be hard. but what you need to know is that Jesus is there for you. look to Him, fix your eyes on Him. as i studied that verse i found out that looking/fixing (your eyes) to Jesus means not looking at anything else expect him.

the worries of life will take you down and consume you if you let them…but the moment you start fixing your gaze at Jesus instead of those things, your perspective will change. you’ll start seeing more clearly, you’ll begin to breathe fresh air & perhaps you’ll start doing some crazy things like walking on water or finding a ton of joy in going to walmart with your husband on a saturday night? ha.

well there’s so much more i could say but i must finish this second essay.