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Here is the Daily Dose for Friday, December 6, 2019.
We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Hebrews 12:2
Keep Your Eyes On The Ball
Baseball is one of my favorite sports. I love baseball so much that I will go to a baseball game of any caliber. I have been to Major League Baseball games, college baseball games, high school baseball games, and little league baseball games. I love the experience of sitting out in the sun, having a hot dog and watching the boys, and now girls, of summer America’s past time. There is something that I have found to be consistent no matter what level of the game I have been watching. There is always some guy in the stands yelling out at a player, “KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE BALL!!!”It doesn’t matter if I am watching the Washington Nationals or the Elmora Pirates there is always someone yelling, “Keep your eyes on the ball.”
In baseball, when you take your eyes off the ball bad things happen. It is impossible to get a home run if you don’t keep your eyes on the ball. If you are playing outfield you may get popped in the face trying to catch a flyball if you don’t keep your eyes on the ball. The ball is the most important thing in the game so you have to keep your eyes on it no matter what. There may be other things vying for your attention in a baseball game, but if you want to win you have to keep your eyes on the main thing, the ball.
Friends, in our walks of faith we have to keep our eyes on the ball as well. If you are going to be a follower of Jesus you have to keep your eyes on him. Too often we can get distracted by other good things and forget the main thing of faith is following Jesus. When we forget to follow Jesus we can wind up lost, led astray, or worse yet really busy doing things that don’t matter and take us away from him. Daily, we have to remember to focus on the main thing. The main thing is for the believer is living a life of faith and staying focused on the Lord. So as you go through your day, when you feel like you are drifting from the Lord, remember there is a guy in the stands of heaven yelling, “KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE BALL!!!!!”