From Emmaxson’s Blog – The Nigerian Christian Web Blog & Resource Center
Give The Lord Your Attention
by Pastor Anita Oyakhilome
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith… (Hebrews 12:2)
Acts 3 tells a remarkable story of how a few weeks after the ascension of Jesus, Peter and John were going into the temple at the hour of prayer. There, they met a lame man who was laid often at the gate of the temple called Beautiful. The man, who was lame from his mother’s womb asked alms of those entering the temple. The Bible says that “…Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us” (Acts 3:4). That’s most remarkable! Peter said “…Look on us.”In other words, give us your attention!
The crippled man gave them his attention expecting to receive alms but Peter didn’t have any money on him and said: “…Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he (Peter) took him by the right and, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God” (Acts 3:6-8).
This is the kind of result you get when you give the Lord or His Word your attention. He said in Proverbs 23:26, “My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways”; He’s saying, give me your attention. If you were present in a Church service for example, the price to pay in order to get the best the Lord has prepared for you in your full attention. So always set your heart on the Lord; focus on His Word, and on the power of the Spirit. Meditate on His grace and love, and He’ll cause you to ride above the adversities of life.
Dear Father, my spirit is attuned to you and attentive to your voice today.
I look away from everything else and focus my gaze on your Word. Your glory is revealed in me and I walk in the realities of your Kingdom, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Proverbs 4:20-22; Proverbs 23:26
Source: Rhapsody of Realities