Saturday, August 31, 2013

Look Up

When distraction comes in like a flood,  
look up.
When anxiety stirs the waters of the soul, 
look up.
When negativity argues against gratitude,
look up.
When the heart can find no place to rest,
look up.

Our peace is only found in looking up,
into the eyes of the One who is 
intimately acquainted with us,
with the One who can fix our gaze, 
focus our thoughts, calm our waters
and bring us rest.

When I look up and gaze into His eyes, 
consciously looking away from self,
 I can honestly say, 
I trust You Jesus.
And then I say it again 
a few minutes later when distraction 
comes back to pull me away.
And then again. And again.

One thing have I asked of the Lord, 
that will I seek and insistently require: 
that I may dwell in His presence 
and gaze upon His beauty
all the days of my life.
Psalm 27:4

"When the eyes of the soul looking out 
meet the eyes of God looking in, 
heaven has begun right here on this earth."
~AW Tozer
Today, I choose to fix my eyes on Jesus
that I may hear the sound
of heaven and earth interacting all day long.
Lord, would Your mercy come 
to help me choose again and again.
Help me remember that to fix my gaze
I must look up.


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