I have this nasty habit of looking down when I walk. I say it’s because I don’t want to trip (anyone who knows me knows this is possible….) but a lot of times it’s because I just want to hide from everyone and if I don’t look at those around me then I will be invisible. One thing I have been needing to work on though is to stand tall and look up.
Look up to the Lord. Look on Him and know that He has everything under control. That is what we all should be remembering and doing. Our eyes should be on the Lord not on the world around us. Zechariah 9:1 says “for the eyes of all people and all the tribes of Israel are on the Lord.” They knew what destruction was coming for those who weren’t being obedient, because they were keeping their eyes on the Lord. The same goes for us if we do not obey and we are looking at something else instead of Him.
Isaiah 42:8 He says ““I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.” We need to continuously give Him the glory not others. Keeping our eyes on him and knowing that He is Lord keeps us from looking upon idols and straying to far from Him. He is a jealous God and He won’t share us. So we need to start asking ourselves what is it we idolize rather than keeping our eyes on the Lord? For me I know it is the TV or even my everyday life. I need to turn it off and spend more time with Him. Or i need to slow down in my life and make more room for Him in my day.
So we need to learn from the past (Isaiah 42:23) and see that if we do not keep our eyes where they belong and if we do not give Him and only Him the glory than our future will be the same as those many cities and people that were destroyed because of their sin. If we aren’t careful than He will tell us on Judgement day “I knew you not” and we will be turned away from His glorious kingdom.
We must make our choice daily (or every minute for some of us) where do our eyes belong? Where does our faith and devotion belong? What do we want our future to look like?
Lord, thank you for reminding us where our eyes belong. Thank you for the reminder that You are all that matters in this world and that you have our back as long as we continue to focus on you. Lord, we thank you for this beautiful life you have given us and the opportunity and choice to worship you and only you. May we continue to be all that you want us to be and walk in your will alone, Lord. Amen