L is for Look
Look you are amazing! Don’t we live in a world that demands us to look at everything? The notifications on our phones demanding us to look at things all day long… … everything is screaming for our attention and not only telling us what to look at but what to look like!
So, what should we look at?
Ultimately we should be reminded to look to God.
Psalm 123:2 – We keep looking to the Lord our God for his mercy, just as servants keep their eyes on their master, as a slave girl watches her mistress for the slightest signal.
Hebrews 12:2 – fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross…
There is a great promise from looking unto God
Psalm 34:5 – Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
Psalm 121:1 – A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the mountains– where does my help come from?
Look for wisdom
Prov. 17:24 – Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
John 4:35 – Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
Be focused – don’t get distracted.
Prov. 4:25 – Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.
Block out distractions in order to seek God
Matt. 6:6 – But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Make a covenant with your eyes.
Job 31:1 – “I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a young woman.
We are to guard what we look at and be vigilant about this.
Matt 18:9 – And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.
What you look at – you become…
Think of the story of Jacob when he set the reeds before the sheep, as they gave birth they gave birth to streaky lambs. (Genesis 30:40)
Look through the eyes of faith for we do not live by what we see.
2 Corinthians 5:7 – For we live by faith, not by sight.
John 20:29 – Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”
Many of the stories in the Bible were about God taking the little and making it more than was possible. A great example of this is the Feeding of the 5000.
The eye is the window to the soul.
Matt 6:22 – “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.
God is looking at us too! He is looking for those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.
2 Chron. 16:9 – The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. What a fool you have been! From now on you will be at war.”
Pray that we always have eyes to see what God is doing.
Acts 28:27 – For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes— so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them.’
When we can’t see ahead, we can pray for God to lead us.
Psalm 61:2 – From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Our eyes are amazing. It was one of the things that perplexed Darwin. Today we know so much about more about the eye and it can only be put down to the incredible handiwork of our Creator. See www.creation.com for more insight into this.