Beginning My Day In God

“My eyes are ever toward the LORD…”

Ps.25: 15-18: “My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for He shall pluck my feet out of the net. Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, for I am desolate and afflicted. The troubles of my heart have enlarged; bring me out of my distresses! Look on my affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins.” [The Psalmist was in distress as he prayed.]

Toward you, Lord, I turn my eyes, my heart, and my hands, Lam. 3:41. You are my salvation — you will deliver my feet out of the net. I wait for your salvation. I bless you for your forgiveness.

May the Holy Spirit draw my heart to you now, Lord. May the Holy Spirit draw my heart to you often, especially when I am entangled in trouble; thus I shall be kept from the snares of sin. May my heart be conditioned to habitually trust you, Lord, as the Psalmist prayed, “My eyes are ever toward the LORD.” Amen.

● Lord, let me not tire as I wait upon you, Ps.123: 2: “Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, until He has mercy on us.”

● Lord, may my eyes turn to you constantly. Ps. 141:8: “But my eyes are upon You, O GOD the Lord; in You I take refuge; do not leave my soul destitute.”

● Lifting up of our hearts to God is helped as we lift up our eyes and our hands to Him, Lam. 3:41:”Let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven.”

● It is comforting to look to God in our distress — when our feet are caught as a dove’s feet in the snare of the fowler. In Ps. 40:1-2, the psalmist was sinking in miry clay as he “waited patiently for the Lord.” Lord, let me learn to wait for you patiently when I am in distress.

Quote: “An unfortunate dove, whose feet are caught in the snare of the fowler, is a fine emblem of the soul entangled in the cares and pleasures of the world. The dove desires, through the power of grace, to fly away and rest with her glorified Redeemer.” — George Horne (1730-1792)

Testimony: I sing from time to time: “Thro’ many dangers, toils and snares I have already come. ‘Tis grace that brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.” Not a few are the dangers and evils from which God has kept me. I trust in Him to keep me.

Memory Verse: Ps. 34:4-5: “I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed.”

Topic for Prayer: Let us remember the sick and lonely in hospitals and other care facilities.

Country for Prayer: Angola, Southern Africa — Christians 53 %, Indigenous 47 %.

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