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Monday, August 11, 2014

Be Careful Little Eyes

Psalms 121 : 1 – 3, I will lift up my eyes to the hills -- From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. NKJV
The Word of God declares, “Greater is He who is in you then he that is in the world.” The Holy Spirit who dwells in you is far superior to the forces of darkness in the world that war against you. Therefore, you must see yourself as the victor in any given situation and not the victim. Even though Satan may attack you and inflict pain or suffering in your life, he can’t turn you against God or God against you. The adversary may try to separate us or make us feel separated from God’s love but he will fail every time.
The One who watches over us does not sleep, nor slumber. He won’t allow our foot to be moved so that we should fall away from His love and faithfulness. Since Satan can’t separate us from the love of God, he will use other methods against us to get us to give up on God. The Bible tells us that Satan loves to wear down the saints of the Most High God. He does this through attacks and distractions. Satan came to Eve in the garden with a plan to distract her from God and His Word that he might draw her away from her source of strength.
As he drew her attention to the forbidden fruit it caused her to lose heart for the commands and will of God for her life. The longer she gazed at the fruit the greater the distraction grew so that she finally succumbed to the pressure of desire and sinned against the Lord. Satan attacks us in the same way, with the hope that the attack will become a deterrent that will cause us to take our eyes off of the Lord as our sole source of strength and help.
The human eye is a gate to our soul. Our eyes allows us to take in light and images which affect our mind, will and emotions. As we keep our eyes or focus on the Lord, we will continually draw strength from Him. Therefore, we must guard our hearts from the distractions of the Devil. He knows that he can’t touch us as long as our attention is on the beauty of the Lord, so he tries to divert our attention elsewhere and he will use pain and discouragement or desire as a lure.
Where is your attention today? What has the attention of your heart? Is it on the Lord and dwelling on Him or is it focused on temporal things? Keeping our eyes on the Lord doesn’t mean we can’t look with our physical eyes at the road when we drive. Who has the focus of your heart? If you focus on the Lord then you will pull strength from Him but if your attention is on the world and you’re feeling weary or drained it’s because the world can’t supply your strength. Our attention and our eyes will pull from the object that we direct our sight. The writer of Hebrews tells us to look unto the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the suffering of the cross. Look to Jesus until you begin to feel the strength of the Lord fill your soul today. Then keep your attention on Him that He might continue to fill you with His strength.
I can do all things through Christ,
Pastor Asa Dockery

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