Daily Devotional

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12 April 2019

Scripture Reading: Mark 16: 1-9

Focus

“And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.” (Mark 16: 4)

While the women who went to anoint Jesus’ body were on their way to the sepulcher, they kept asking who would roll away the stone for them; but when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away. The word ‘looked’ as used in that scripture comes from the Greek word ‘anablepo’ which means ‘to look up’ or ‘to recover sight’. So they looked up and recovered their sight, and they found that their question was answered.

Friend, there may be questions all around you; there may be unresolved issues all around you; there may be hurdles to climb on your path; there may be issues that are big enough to confuse and distress you; but God says, look up! Look up to heaven where God is; look up above your distractions; look up above depression; look up above every disgrace, discouragement, rejection, conspiracy, etc. No matter what you see, just look up.

If you keep looking at what is around you, all you might notice is the bad news and discouraging voices the enemy wants to fill your ears with; if you keep looking around, you will see more and more reasons to be distressed; if you keep looking at the challenges around you, you just might lose your faith and confidence in God’s ability to turn things around; if you keep looking around, you won’t even see what God has done.

Going forward, keep looking up. Look up to Jesus and His finished work on the cross; look up to His grace and His mercy that is able to do for you what you cannot do for yourself; look up to God’s power which would dwarf any complication in your life any day and anytime; look up to the one who can turn your situation around in a split second; look up to Him that is able to do much more than you deserve or can imagine.

Quit focusing on what is not working; and pay attention to the God who is able to make all things work in your favour. If God be for you, you will be divinely surprised as you look up.

Declaration

I choose to look up, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” (Psalm 121:1)

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