In the Line of God's Sight


I remember when my kids were toddlers; I didn’t let them out of my sight. It’s a parent thing; we keep our children in range of sight so we can try to protect them from evil and attempt to keep them out of harm’s way.


In some ways our God’s care and concern over us, his blessed children, is similar. Yet his true desire and passion is much more than we can ever comprehend. Second Chronicles 16:9 explains God’s constant watch care over us. ”For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” In my mind’s eye, I picture the Lord’s scope of vision like a 360-degree camera; nothing and no one can escape his view.

Psalm 33:16–19 reminds us, “No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.”

Pic 4 ps 25 14So staying in the line of God’s sight is a choice we make. His eyes on us, our eyes on Him. This makes all the difference in how we work, play, and live.

Let’s close in this prayer from Psalm 25:14–15:

Dear Lord, thank you that you “confide in those who fear you; you make your covenant known to us.” I pray that “my eyes are ever on you Lord, for only you will release my feet from the snare.” I choose to keep my focus on you. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

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