Choose to See Jesus

Daily Devotional

Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

Regardless of what is going on in your world, choose to see Jesus. That is how you will get the victory. The woman with the issue of blood in Luke 8:43-48 had to deal with a thick crowd, but rather than let that be her focus she chose to see Jesus and was made whole. Blind Bartimaeus in Mark 10:46-52 had to contend with opposition from those who told him to be quiet, but he kept his focus on Jesus and he walked away being able to see.

In Numbers 21 when the serpent bit the people and they died, they asked Moses to intercede on their behalf, the solution that God gave Moses for the people was to make a brazen serpent and set it on high and when the people looked at it, they would live. Since the brazen serpent was a representation of Jesus, the essence of the instruction that God was giving the people was to choose to see Jesus and when they did, life flowed. Matthew 6:22 says “if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light”. The eye is single when we choose to see only Jesus and when we do so then salvation, deliverance and breakthrough will be our portion.

What steps can we take to ensure that we choose to see Jesus? First, we must position ourselves in his presence. Mary Magdalene chose to see Jesus when she ignored all the things that she had to do and sat at the feet of Jesus in Luke 10:39.

Second, we choose to see Jesus when we make it our priority to live by His principles. Because the Israelites were required by God to wear blue tassels at the hem of their garments, which represented the word of God. By touching the hem of Jesus’ garment, the woman with the issue of blood was choosing to see Jesus by completely aligning herself to His laws and principles.

Third, we can choose to see Jesus by looking to Him for help. In Matthew 14:30, when Peter began to sink while walking on the water he took his eyes off the boisterous wind and looked to Jesus and said “Lord save me”. Peter chose to see Jesus by looking to him for help.

Fourth, choosing to see Jesus requires us to put our faith in God to do what He says He would do. After toiling all night without catching anything, Peter chose to see Jesus when by faith he cast his net on the other side at the word of Jesus. Because he did, he experienced an unexpected harvest. Seeing Jesus is a choice we must make every day.

Life Application: Choose to see Jesus by putting your faith in Him, looking to Him for help while living by his laws and principles and positioning yourself in His presence.

Prayer: Lord, I choose to see you daily even when the circumstances around me are not favorable. Help me to keep my eyes on you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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