Keep Your Eyes on God
"Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”2 Chronicles 20:12
This scripture is Jehoshaphat praying concerning the Moabites and Ammonites with some of the Meunites, who were coming to war against the Israelites in Judah. He tells God their eyes are on him. How would you describe the meaning of “our eyes are on you?”
If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (Matthew 16:24 If our eyes are focused on the Lord indicates then our mind and heart are focused on the Lord. Jehoshaphat eyes were directed toward God, meaning he trusted God to help him overcome a more powerful enemy.
Keeping our eyes on Christ means we give him priority, because if we take our eyes off Christ our eyes can easily drift into our worldly desires. It takes faith and a dependence on the Lord in order to keep our eyes on the Lord. Keeping our eyes continuously on the Lord requires a strong desire to be closer to the Lord and to better understand his thoughts and ways.
We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands (1 John 2:3). Having a strong desire to serve the Lord guided by the Spirit being a Light for Christ, is how we keep our eyes on him. The more we serve the Lord the more love we reflect to the world, the more our eyes are focused on the Lord. We actually get to the point that when our eyes are off the Lord the Spirit convicts us and pulls us back to God.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. (Psalm 34:8). If we experience the love of God it draws us closer to him and fills our heart with thankfulness and praise. The more we praise and thank God the more our eyes are focused on him. Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18). A truly thankful heart praises the Lord and he fills our soul with peace and comfort which motivates us to keep our eyes on Christ.
Today take time to praise and thank God and reap the peace and comfort. Keep your eyes on the Lord by communing with him throughout the day. Being connected to the Lord through the Spirit with praise and thankfulness in all circumstances, we reap the blessings of the Lord being close to us. The closer we are to the Lord the more Christ-like we become.
Prayer: Lord, help me to keep my eyes on you and follow the Spirit’s guidance. I will praise and thank you today for your love and blessings because it will keep my eyes, mind, and heart on you. Spending my day serving you and praising you is the greatest blessing I have ever experienced. Thank you! In Jesus name, Amen