A mere glance at Jesus stirs our senses and thrills our heart, but that is short-lived when our attention is diverted, and there are a lot of things vying for our attention. It’s time we stopped being stirred without being changed, as the song says, and fix our focus firmly on Jesus–at all times. It is only when we behold “as in a glass the glory of the Lord” that we “are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Cor. 3:18). Every day should be a changing day in our lives. When Paul gave a list of things to “think on” in Phil. 4:8 they may all be summed up in Christ. Looking unto Him we will enjoy “the peace of God which passeth all understanding” (Phil. 4:7). Remember, we go from glory to glory only when we change our glance into a gaze.
There is no way to over emphasize the importance of attending church every Sunday, but there is a danger in thinking that’s all you need. Those who know me know that I often make reference to Job 23:12, “I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food” and Heb. 12:2, “Looking unto Jesus“. I repeat these for good reason– most people just don’t get it. Far too many people do not see the need of their “daily bread” in a spiritual sense. They are convinced that what they get on Sunday is sufficient for the week, but they are wrong. If they are going to be “Looking unto Jesus“, as they should, they must change their glance into a gaze. There is never a time when it is okay to not be focused on Christ. Regardless of our condition or the circumstances we are too “consider Him“(Heb. 12:3)