Bible Ballistics: BBs #175 Guided By His Eye???
Sorry to be late posting, but yesterday we were traveling, and believe me, I was in no mental condition to write anything!!! But as we were traveling, I was reminded once again that our God REIGNS!!!
When there is ‘no room’ in the inn—He is working!
When the place you expected to find—
is not in the place you expected—He is working!
When things go awry—
and you don’t know why—He is working!
Our God is working in, around, through, with and for us in all things. Sometimes there are appointments that HE has for us, which we know nothing about until we find ourselves in unexpected ‘places’! But HE is still at work, and we can trust Him to do that which pleases Him, glorifies Him, and works His glory in and through us. He is growing us continually into the “image of His Son” (Ro. 8:29)! Let’s peruse a few scriptures to remind ourselves of the surety of our God.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
God’s Word is the standard to which we all answer, so we must make our choices according to HIS WORD! HE knows—remember Jesus is “The Word”, and He will guide!!
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” John 16:13-14
Rest assured that if we will open the Word to dig in, His Spirit will “guide you into all truth”—but YOU must do the digging in. Putting the Bible under your pillow won’t get it done. If we will ‘dig it out’, He will “plant it deep within”!
“And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: 21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” Isaiah 30:20-21
Just like we mothers tune our ears to hear (or not hear) our children, we must educate our hearts with the Word and tune our ears and our heart to know the voice of the Lord, and be ready to yield to and obey it.
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” John 10:27
So??? Here’s our shot for today. Are you HIS sheep? Are you hearing His voice and allowing His Spirit to direct your steps? We follow the shepherd to whom we belong. When we belong to Jesus, He has promised that His Spirit will lead us; we must listen for His voice, and be ready to follow.
Psalm 32:8, “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”
Let’s follow our leader, our Lord, our Shepherd and King! His eye is upon us—He loves YOU and Me! Praise His name!