Who is God?
Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them… When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!” John 21:20-22
God’s advice to us is to keep our eyes on him; he knows if we don’t we can get sidetracked and lose our way.
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27
Who am I?
Peter was always looking around at other people. I have the same problem.
I think about my family, all the in-laws, those in the news, the people I meet online and in books. I want everyone to be saved so I start worrying. I pray for these people and then look for signs they have heard the voice of God in their hearts. It is hard for me to leave people’s salvation in the mighty hands of God.
When I feel sad about someone I love, I find that looking at Jesus lifts me up. I then feel hope and happiness. It is hard to look at Jesus and feel bad! God keeps reminding me to keep my eyes on Jesus and I’m thankful for this.
If we keep our eyes on Jesus we will learn from him how to live and we will learn how to trust in God the Father as he did.