Lesson 13 Day 3

Always keep a journal of all the dreams you have (Joel 2:27), the visions God gives you (Acts 2:17), the scriptures that jump off the page at you when you are reading His Word, and the words that He speaks to you through His Holy Spirit. Then when you are questioning whether God is leading you in an area, you can draw your circles as shown above. What has God said? Go back through your journal and see what God has shown you in this specific area. If you do not have any visions, dreams, written words, or spoken words, then wait for God to confirm His will.

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10

God has already prepared the path that we are to walk.  The only person that can mess that up is ourselves.  Satan has traps but can only get us off the path if we choose to give in to his temptations and not follow God (Proverbs 3:26).  Think of it like a heckling fan.  When a basketball player is shooting a free throw, you can always see fans of the opposing team trying to distract the player.  They will wave their hands, hold up signs, shout things, etc.  The only way these things will have an impact on the player is if he takes his focus off of his task of shooting the free throw.  Our Christian walk is the same.  Satan cannot pull us off the path or make us fall in to traps.  The only way this will happen is if we choose to take our eyes and focus off of Christ and look to what Satan is waving at us.   

Hebrews 12:1b-2a says, “Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” God has prepared the way.  He has already marked out the path that we are to run on.  We are to stay in between the lines just as if we were driving on a road.  The lines that we are to stay between are the Word of God.  Romans 10:17 says that faith comes from the Word of God.  So, if we insert that into 2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight”, you could say we are to walk by the Word of God, not by sight.  If we were walking by sight, we would be walking according to according to Satan, the god of this world (Ephesians 2:2, 2 Corinthians 4:4).  We are not to walk according to what he puts in front of us.  2 Corinthians 4:18 says, “while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things whichare not seen are eternal.”  Choose today to fix your eyes on Jesus, the Word of God and not let the enemy outside of the lines distract you. 

Jude 1:20 – But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

1 Corinthians 14:15-17 –15 What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding. 16 Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how will he who occupies the place of the uninformed say “Amen” at your giving of thanks, since he does not understand what you say? 17 For you indeed give thanks well, but the other is not edified.

Bonus: 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by ]the same Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.