written by Gina Gibson
Psalm 59:9 You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God are my fortress…
Let’s be honest…the world we live in right now seems like what some would call “a hot mess!” It is easy to “watch” the world events and become very discouraged. But notice that the Psalmist says he is “watching” for God. I encourage you to take your eyes off the world and spend some extra time with the Lord. I know it can be hard in a world that demands our time for work, family, and other responsibilities. Be intentional in taking some time to just be silent with the Lord and then ask Him to open your eyes to “see” what He is doing.
Several weeks ago, while in a prayer time with friends, I could “see” a picture of a runner. When my daughter Jessica was in high school and college, she was a champion runner. She was intense when she was in a race and it made her a winner. The Lord reminded me that a good runner gets in their zone (mentally), stays in their lane(physically), and keeps their eyes on the finish line. We are runners, too, but in a spiritual race. This is what Paul tells us…Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. 1 Corinthians 9:23
Ask God to help you stay focused. Ask God to open your spiritual eyes and to help you watch for Him. I think you will be surprised at what you will “see”!
Prayer: Lord, as we wait upon You, help us to be ever “watching” for You. We know that You are at work in Your Church and in our lives. Most days we feel like we only see through a “peephole.” Open our spiritual eyes in a wider way so that we can see more clearly what You are doing. We want to agree with You! In Jesus’ Name, AMEN