turn your eyes upon Jesus

When you do think of any holy things, let it be of the best things; of God and grace, and Christ, and heaven; or of your brethren, or the church: and carry all your meditations outward; but be sure you pour it not on yourselves, and spend not your thoughts upon your thoughts. 

As we have need to call the thoughts of careless sinners inwards, and turn them from the creature and sin, upon themselves; so we have need to call the thoughts of self-perplexing, melancholy person outwards; for it is their disease to be still grinding upon themselves.

-Richard Baxter


For every look at self,
take ten looks at Christ –
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
look full at His wonderful face,
and the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
in the light of His glory and grace.

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