If we’ve got our eyes fixed in the right direction, everything else falls into place. When mowing the lawn the way to mow in a straight line is not to look down. If you look down and watch what you are doing the mower goes all over the place. The only way to mow in a straight line is to fix your eyes on an object at the other end of the garden. So it is in the spiritual realm: our hearts will follow our eyes. That is why the writer of Hebrews encourages us to ‘fix our eyes on Jesus’ (Hebrews 12:2).

Nicky Gumbel

Nicky Gumbel, The Jesus Lifestyle, 2010, London: Alpha International, p.172