Hebrews 12:2 says, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Just as the verse has noted, we strive to focus our journey and see God’s hand and favor by looking unto Jesus to become more like Him.
Jesus is an example and role model for each one of us. We can learn from His love, His words, actions, selflessness, etc. This verse speaks about the humility and sovereignty of Jesus. He is the author of our faith and it is through His blood that we can stand faultless before the throne of God Almighty.
James 4:8 says, “Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you.” As we draw nigh to God, He will teach us how to become more like him. He will clothe us with His love, His humility, His wisdom, and His selflessness.
This year has been promised to be a year of reward and harvest as God has promised the fulfillment of the verse, “For your work shall be rewarded” Jeremiah 31:16. It is very easy to become lost in the cares and troubles of this world that we forget our identity in Christ. The promise verse can be applied in various aspects of our life. We can hope for rewards in the endeavors we take at work or in the effort we put in to perfect our personal lives or for our family members. However, one aspect we should not forget is the desire to see our spiritual walk be rewarded.
God promises to reward our spiritual walk if we express our desire and zeal to grow closer to Him. Let’s claim the rewards that God has for us by looking unto Him more this year so that we can become more like Him.