Monday, July 27, 2009

Turn your eyes upon Jesus

"Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace."
"Simply trusting every day, trusting through a stormy way, even when my faith is small, trusting Jesus that is all. Trusting as the moments fly, trusting as the days go by; trusting Him whatever befall, trusting Jesus that is all."

Ps. 25:15- Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

I read this verse in my devotions a couple days ago and although I've read it before it really jumped out at me this time. I really tried to think about what it meant. I realized that it says "for..." That means because. So I put it all together- I don't ever have to worry about where God is leading me. If my eyes are on Him, then they are not on my feet, or on the distractions around me, or on a guy, or on my problems... they are on Him. And I think sometimes I worry that if I don't look where I'm going and if I can't see the next step then I will trip and fall and get hurt. But this verse says that if my eyes are on Him then he will make sure my feet don't get tangled in a net. If I just keep trusting eyes on Him, and let Him guide every step, then He will keep me from falling or getting caught up in something I'm not supposed to be in.
I worry a lot, and my parents can testify, about making the wrong choices and missing God's will. I always say..."Well, what if I choose to marry the wrong person, or go to the wrong school, or some other big decision.... then I will miss out on God's will and get messed up." Well, God promises that if we are seeking Him, and are really focused on Him, He will take care of which path our feet take. ..... That is so reassuring to me. I need to learn to better focus on Him... I think I'm learning all the time but I still get so distracted. But, keeping my eyes UP is the only safe way to travel through this life; although it may sound strange and seem foolish to the world.
Stop worrying about what path to take. God doesn't want us to worry. He wants us to keep our eyes on Him and let Him lead. He will keep us on His path if we are focused on Him.
Hope that all made sense.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Very good post. It was a good reminder for me not to question if I have sought God.