My Mind Stayed on Jesus

Every morning, when I do these reflections, I start off with the Morning Office.  I use this website.  It’s an online version of the morning and evening prayer service found in the Book of Common Prayer. The service has scripture readings, prayers, and other useful tools for focusing on God.

Each day’s reading starts off with a hymn. And while I usually focus on one of the scripture readings, today’s hymn, and old gospel hymn, really stayed with me.  Listen to the lyrics:

I woke up this morning with my mind stayed on Jesus
I woke up this morning with my mind stayed on Jesus
I woke up this morning with my mind stayed on Jesus
(Chorus)
Hallelu
(Thank God)
hallelu
(My Lord)
Hallelujah.
I’m walking and talking with my mind stayed on Jesus
I’m walking and talking with my mind stayed on Jesus
I’m walking and talking with my mind stayed on Jesus
(Chorus)
I woke up singing with my mind stayed on Jesus
I woke up singing with my mind stayed on Jesus
I woke up singing with my mind stayed on Jesus
(Chorus)
Hallelujah.
I’m freeing myself with my mind stayed on Jesus
I’m freeing myself with my mind stayed on Jesus
I’m freeing myself with my mind stayed on Jesus
(Chorus)

jesus-1167493_960_720What I loved about this hymn, is every line ends – my mind stayed on Jesus.  No matter the situation that you were in, your mind stayed on Jesus.

What a great reminder for today.  To keep our mind on Jesus.  No matter where we are, not matter where we may be, no matter what is going on, we keep our mind on Jesus.

When that happens, everything else makes sense.  Everything has a purpose. Everything else really does make sense.

And even if everything else doesn’t make sense, we have a hope to hold on to, in the midst of the chaos.  We have a direction.  We have a rock to stand on. We have something to focus on.

We have Jesus.  Because everything, everything, everything comes back to Him. And when our mind is focused on Him, everything else finds it’s natural rhythm and natural purpose.

Everything.

Today, this morning.  This Monday, this time in you life, this season in your life, where is your mind?  Where is your focus?  What (who) is guiding your steps?

He will never leave nor forsake us.  He will never forget us.  He is our life, our strength, our shield.  He is our everything.

With our minds on Him, all will be well.

Today, is your mind stayed on Jesus?

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