Focusing our gaze on God’s Faithfulness…


Matthew 21:21 (ESV): “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.”


Let us be determined this week to:

Fix our eyes on God’s faithfulness. Our lack of trust and confidence in the power of God easily leads to doubt and worry in our lives. May we cling to Jesus’ words in Matthew 17:20 (ESV), “…if you have [living] faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and [if it is God’s will] it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” God knew when He gave us His Word, that there would be times in our lives when we would have little faith that our challenges could work out for our good, and His glory. He reminds us that it is not about the size of our faith, but the size of our God – the mighty creator, powerful ruler, and owner of all the earth. May we never forget to hold our daily challenges in perspective to God’s amazing power. It is often difficult to ‘count it all joy’ when facing trials and hardships. Yet, God instructs us to evaluate our difficulties with eyes of faith, and see them in light of His good purpose, and for the glory of His name. May we turn our eyes to Jesus, regardless of the mountains before us. Let’s fix our gaze upon Him – asking Him to begin the blessed work of faith in our hearts and fill us to overflowing with His joy… not temporary happiness, but everlasting joy and peace that transcends all understanding.

Keep pursuing a more intimate relationship with our Father. Nothing is more valuable in this life than seeking a deeper walk with Jesus! May we prioritise our time with our Lord, listening for and obeying His will. May we ask God to reveal more of Himself to us, as we spend more time in His Word, so that together with David we can proclaim, “The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him.” (Psalm 28:7)


Abba, I just want to thank You for Your Word. Thank You that Your Word is alive. Thank You that Your Word is sharper than a two-edged sword. In the name of Yeshua our Messiah, bless everyone today and every day of our lives. May we listen, and obey what You tell us to do. Thank You Abba. In the name of Yeshua our Messiah.

I pray that You would be with us intimately and that You would connect with us. If there is anyone here who experiences You as Father but they struggle to experience You as King, I pray that You would reveal that side of Yourself as well. Every single aspect of You is so wonderful – and we would just like to experience You for everything that You are, and with everything that we can handle.

I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. I lift up my eyes to You, the One enthroned in heaven, as a servant looks unto the hand of his master, and as the eyes of a maidservant look unto the hand of her mistress. So our eyes look unto You. Until You have mercy on us oh Lord, have mercy on us we pray. In Jesus’ name.

Thank You Jesus that You are our joy – it’s a fruit of the Holy Spirit, it belongs to You Holy Spirit. The more I look at this the more I realise joy doesn’t exist outside the context of a relationship with You – an intimate relationship with You.  Holy Spirit, I ask as we pray into this and as we share, mull, ponder and meditate on this, that You would bring us joy as we seek strength in You. Would You fill us with Your joy. In Jesus’ name.

Lord, we bow before You knowing that You are almighty, all-powerful! You are indeed a way maker, a miracle worker. We want to turn our eyes to You once again. Forgive us for sometimes turning our eyes away from You, and onto ourselves, looking at the circumstances, and at the waves around us. We want to express our faith in You – that You are able to move our mountains. Help us to do what the Hebrews writers say in Hebrews 12, and keep our eyes fixed on You, the founder and perfecter of our faith. And I am thinking of that song that says, ‘keep your eyes on Jesus, look full into His wonderful face and the things of the world will grow strangely dim.’ Will you help us in that Lord Jesus. We pray this in Your wonderful name. Amen.

(This WRAP is with great appreciation towards Marisa, Dirkie, Michael, Martie and Larise)

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