Mothers for Prodigals

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Look to the Lord

Many different situations and circumstances lie before our eyes. Storms of all kinds blow through our lives, leaving destruction in their paths. We encounter the following: sin, death, hunger, sickness, disease, physical ailments, mental illness, troubled relationships, neglect, abandonment, friendlessness, job loss, bombings, war, hurricanes, tornadoes, back-stabbing (someone you trusted talking badly about you without your knowledge), fights, misuse of drugs and alcohol, selfishness, pride. The list could go on and on and I’m know I’ve missed something, so consider your own condition. 

Whatever troubles lie before us, they block our view of the greater thing which is in knowing our Heavenly Father. I might add that sometimes the things that block our view of God are the successes and good things of life. We get caught up in them and forget to give Him praise for His many blessings. Forgive us, Lord! 

God is a personal God! Whatever our need is, He is able to provide. He is Eternal, Everlasting, Bread of Life, Carpenter, Beloved, Comforter, Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God, Prince of Peace, Deliverer, Shepherd, Healer, the Great I AM, Light of the World, Lord of All, Physician, Redeemer, Savior, Friend, Faithful, The Word..... I KNOW I’ve missed some of Jesus’ names, so remember who He is to you, what He’s done for you, and give Him praise. He is who He says He is; trust Him. Take your eyes off of your condition and turn them to Jesus Christ. 

Study the following verse and let it resonate within your soul. I’ve supplied a list of words and synonyms related to the verse. Replace the various words with ones that work best for you, allowing God to speak new life into you! Look to the Lord and be blessed by His Word!

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)
fix - focus, direct, point, train.
visible - noticeable, evident, apparent
invisible - undetectable, hidden, veiled, out of sight, obscured
temporary - nonpermanent, short-term, brief, short-lived, momentary, fleeting, passing.
eternal -  everlasting, endless, perpetual, undying, immortal, abiding, permanent, enduring, infinite, timeless
Give His praise!

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