This week, I'm going to spend more time gazing on the cross. I can't think of any better way to spend my time. When I gaze on the cross:
*I realize that I am less than nothing, that no good thing lives in me except what I have because of Jesus.
*I realize that because Jesus lives in me, I have all things; he is the remedy for all my ills, the solution for all my problems, the fulfillment of all my longings.
*I see a love so lavish, so vast, so all encompassing, that it takes my breath away and knocks me to my knees.
*I see a body that raised up to take the full measure of punishment so that I wouldn't have to take any punishment for sins I've committed.
*I see unmerited favor, unexplainable riches, grace that looked upon the mess of my life with lovingkindness and faithfully transformed it into something beautiful.
* I see the end of my dead end life that was going nowhere good, and the beginning of a great love that opened my eyes, softened my heart, and set my feet on a solid path.
*I see the precious blood flowing off of His pierced body, and I want nothing more than to drink that glorious blood until all that's left of me is His blood flowing freely through my body.