So many times, I become distracted from the greatest love of my life.
I wake up and say my prayers, only to let the craziness of my day draw me away. I tell God, in the morning all is for him, only to let my goals, children and my schedule repel my heart from him. I feel strong in Jesus, only to let my eyes wander. Then I wonder how much he loves me.
How do I get past living like a yo-yo of faithfulness? It’s like one moment I am high and lifted with God and the next I am down in the dumps.
I can’t help but think, but wonder, what if I kept my heart in a place of continual meditation? Then, would my heart keep him where my mouth professes him to be?
Eyes on Jesus
Eyes on his ways
Eyes on his path
Not on others
Not on the waves
Not on the sea
Not on the pain
Not on the people
Not on the plan
But on him
As we see him, we see our way,
his unique road marked out just for us.
A road that does not conform to
It simply conforms us to Him, his will, his peace and his love.
It sends us down roads of renewal and life.
The paths we travel are not the paths of others. So when we look at others paths and compare, we slowly move off of the glowing easy road he designed uniquely for us and quickly move onto a rocky road of hard pursuit.
We become discouraged,
rather than encouraged.
We become angry,
rather than holy.
We become frustrated,
rather than captivated,
because what we thought was our lot – was not.
He always had a unique road laid out for us, but we took our eyes off of him – and onto “them”.
But it’s ok. Everything is ok when you know Jesus.
We pick up our heart from the ground,
and seek our way back to the way that always waits,
and that is always at work within us.
The Spirit stands ready to more and more establish us – in Him – Christ Jesus. It stands ready to help us put our best foot forward as we return to the source.
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Prov. 16:9
We again place our eyes on him and keep walking towards him,
knowing that when we are in him, we are in his will for us.
Remain in me, as I also remain in you.
No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine.
Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. John 15:4
He will open doors, he will make people listen and he will do all the things that seem impossible.
God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Eph. 3:20
There is no where he won’t take us when we are following his ways,
there is no place to wild, no land too incredible, no forest too fantastic,
he travels with us and we are safe.
Our life is his adventure and we are along for the ride.
What unbeaten path are you being called out to? How might God be calling you to continually place your eyes on him?
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