Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
Eyes, implements for illuminating our lives with the Light of Jesus…
“I look to the hills! Where will I find help? It will come from the Lord, who created the heavens and the earth.” (Psalm 121:1–2, CEV)
Many years ago a co-worker asked me if I believed the eyes are windows to the soul and by looking into someone’s eyes you can learn a lot about them. I agreed with him partially which resulted in an intense conversation with neither of us changing our minds. Windows have at least three functions. You can not only look in, you can also look out, and they allow light in to chase away the darkness.
In his book “The Treasury of David” Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes. “Help comes to saints only from above, they look elsewhere in vain, let us lift up our eyes with hope, expectancy, desire and confidence. Satan will endeavor to keep our eyes upon our sorrows that we may be disquieted and discouraged; be it ours firmly to resolve that we will look out and look up, for there is good cheer for the eyes, and they that lift up their eyes to the eternal hills shall soon have their hearts lifted up also.”
I read this morning in an article by Don Whitney titled “Why You Should Be Praying the Psalms (link below**). “When we pray the psalms, though, our monologue to God becomes a conversation with God. I’m not alluding to the perception of some spiritual impression or hearing an inner voice, imagining God saying things to us—away with that sort of mysticism. Instead, I’m referring to the Bible as the means by which God participates in the conversation, for the Bible is God speaking.”
If what Don Whitney says is true (and I believe it is true) then through the first two verses of Psalms 121 I had a heart-to-heart conversation with God this morning. And in our conversation I was reminded of the “water walking” Peter’s story of nearly drowning when he took his eyes off Jesus but instead of seeing Peter I saw Jesus plucking me out of the water.
Believe! Anticipate! Experience! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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“I am creating something new. There it is! Do you see it? I have put roads in deserts, streams in thirsty lands.” (Isaiah 43:19)
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Unless marked otherwise all scriptures are from the CEV, “Scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version © 1991, 1992, 1995 by American Bible Society, Used by Permission.”