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MaryJane
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 Keeping my eyes on the LORD...

Yesterday I was really struggling with being downcast. It has been raining for most of the month of June and I found myself feeling hopeless. The skies have been dark, the clouds thick and heavy blocking out the sun most days and I found myself wondering will the storm every pass. The more I looked at the circumstance around me, the temporal events unfolding before my eyes, the worse I felt. As I consider my heart and attitude I am learning this is exactly what the enemy wants, he wants me to take my eyes off of JESUS and look at the “now” because once I do that I loose sight of HIM who is my hope and I begin to despair. JESUS is my shinning light, my Hope and Salvation. HIS light and love can and does break through any dark sky, its shines brighter then the darkest night and guides me through each passing storm. Its only when I turn away from HIM that I know longer see it...

praying each of us will keep are eyes focused on HIM and our hearts open to knowing and living unto HIM every moment of every day!!


God bless
maryjane

 2013/6/12 9:08Profile
ccchhhrrriiisss
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 Re: Keeping my eyes on the LORD...

Thank you for sharing, sister! Like David, we can strengthen ourselves in the Lord (I Samuel 30:6) even when the world around us appears dark. As you said, we must keep our eyes upon Jesus.


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Christopher

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 Re: Keeping my eyes on the LORD...

Each whisper, every Godward thought, every word spoken, each moment of silence spent in His presence is like a musical note to the Lord. The Scriptures refer to the Lord as "He who sits above the circle of the earth." And so He who sits above the circle of the earth, sees each and every one of these musical notes from around the world from the Body of Christ, rising up in a majestic symphony of love and worship and it is a sweet, sweet sound in His ears. This day, become part of that symphony, let your days be filled with thoughts of Him, release whispers of love to add to the music of prayer.

Simply whisper the name of Jesus, all throughout the day, remind Him of how much you love Him, thank Him for the day, no matter what kind of day that your having. Rediscover that bond of love and joy and peace that comes simply by being in His presence. When you do this brothers and sisters, your prayer life will change dramatically, but not only your prayer life, your life itself. For when we walk in continual prayer we begin to see the beauty of the Lord everywhere.

If it rains, we see His beauty in the raindrops, if the sun shines we see His beauty as the flowers turn themselves around to face the glory of the Son. If it is cloudy we see his beauty break through the clouds in beams of light that remind us that despite the momentary darkness, He is not finished with us and that His light is ready to break through.Pray without ceasing brothers and sisters, it is not a bondage, but a glorious privilege that enables us and empowers us to be overcomers in a dark world that is desperate for the light of love.

I wrote this poem many years ago as I flew into Scotland, a country almost continually covered by clouds and darkness. Of course above the clouds it was brilliantly blue, and below was the ususal cloud cover that blankets Scotland. I grew up in a country almost always covered by cloud and mist, and yet here above those very clouds, I was flying in a perpetual blue sky. Just because I could not see it very often from the perspective of the ground, did not mean that beyond the clouds lay a different mostly unseen realm.

EVER PRESENT

BEYOND EVERY CLOUD
I KNOW ITS TRUE
THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT
AND THE SKY IS BLUE

IF WE ONLY HAD EYE'S
THAT COULD TRULY SEE
THAT DESPITE HUMAN CHAINS
WE ARE SURELY FREE

SO DO NOT STAND STILL
FROZEN TO THE GROUND
LET YOUR SPIRIT FLY
IN THE AIR TO BE FOUND

AND WHEN THE DARK CLOUDS
THREATEN TO CONSUME
ALWAYS REMEMBER
THAT THERE'S AN EMPTY TOMB

AND THAT JESUS OUR LORD
REIGNS ON HIGH
AN ETERNAL SON
AN ETERNAL BLUE SKY

 2013/6/12 22:07
dohzman
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AND WHEN THE DARK CLOUDS
THREATEN TO CONSUME
ALWAYS REMEMBER
THAT THERE'S AN EMPTY TOMB



Powerful, thx for posting it, I needed also more than you could know.


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D.Miller

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Great post, Frank!


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