In today’s devotion at My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. we read about how important it is to look unto Christ and be saved:
Do we expect God to come to us with His blessings and save us? He says, “Look to Me, and be saved . . . .” The greatest difficulty spiritually is to concentrate on God, and His blessings are what make it so difficult. Troubles almost always make us look to God, but His blessings tend to divert our attention elsewhere. The basic lesson of the Sermon on the Mount is to narrow all your interests until your mind, heart, and body are focused on Jesus Christ. “Look to Me . . . .”
Many of us have a mental picture of what a Christian should be, and looking at this image in other Christians’ lives becomes a hindrance to our focusing on God. This is not salvation— it is not simple enough. He says, in effect, “Look to Me and you are saved,” not “You will be saved someday.” We will find what we are looking for if we will concentrate on Him. We get distracted from God and irritable with Him while He continues to say to us, “Look to Me, and be saved . . . .” Our difficulties, our trials, and our worries about tomorrow all vanish when we look to God.
Wake yourself up and look to God. Build your hope on Him. No matter how many things seem to be pressing in on you, be determined to push them aside and look to Him. “Look to Me . . . .” Salvation is yours the moment you look.
Each morning, are we turning to God for direction in our day? Are we seeking the will of a Sovereign and loving Heavenly Father who directs our path? The more we turn to seek and rely on God, the better our life becomes as it continues to transform from the old life, becoming a new creation in Jesus Christ.
The more we look to Christ, the more we are walking in the light and truth of the simplicity of the Gospel message. How are you turning to Christ and looking unto God?