Where Are You Looking?

This can be a difficult one—fixing our gaze on Jesus, especially during this challenging time of a pandemic, shelter-in-place, and social distancing. When we focus on the challenges and struggles before us there can be a tendency to miss the “light at the end of the tunnel.” Instead we can allow ourselves to focus on the length of the tunnel, or the stale and dank air in the tunnel. 

What would if look like if we decorated the tunnels affecting our life with, say, 3×5 verse cards (I’m sure my friend Michelle over https://www.blessingsbyme.com/ has some great diy idea’s!) written with the truth of who God says you are to Him? Or, perhaps small tables or desks along the length of the tunnel holding an open Bible and as we walk theses tunnels and feel faint or weak we can sit awhile in His presence and read His truth over us and our family. Maybe we can put some hooks and pegs on the walls of these tunnels and hang prayer shawls or caps to remind us to stop and connect with Him through prayer. Certainly, we can set up box or ceiling fans to get the air circulating almost as if the breath of Jesus is flowing around us. We can even set up modern technology and when we feel sad, lonely or disconnected we can reach out to our inner circles to be refueled and encouraged that we are a part of something bigger and greater than only ourselves. 

Before we realize it, we’ve reached the end of the tunnel and we see the light because we’ve focused on the Light and innately our hearts know that He was with us every step of the way!


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Author: Terese

Terese is a wife, mother, Grammie, sister, aunt and friend. Best of all a daughter of the King! Terese is a Bible study teacher and speaker. One of her passions is investing in the lives of other women and encouraging them in their identity and authority in Christ. Terese is a life long student of God's grace.

4 thoughts on “Where Are You Looking?”

  1. I love the idea of decorating everything with the truth of who God says we are. What a great way to remind ourselves each day that we’re special!
    Thank you for the mention! That’s so sweet of you!

    1. Thanking for stopping by, Michelle. Praise God for His creativity that He shares with us! You are welcome. Hope all is well with you and yours. Stay safe!

  2. So encouraging, I love this!!! The idea of viewing challenges from the perspective of a tunnel with helpful decorations along the way is brilliant and I’ll definitely keep this idea in mind as life continues! 💜

    1. Hello, Samantha! Thank you for stopping by. Isn’t God so fun! He gave me the picture for this post and I knew I had to share. I hope you and yours are well. Stay safe!

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