Friday, August 24, 2012


     While we often allow ourselves to be distracted by the world, the devil, and the flesh, nothing ever deters our Lord from the perfection of His devotion to us.       This was true during His earthly life, when “He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem,” where a cross to be suffered for our sake awaited Him (Luke9:51).  It is also true in His heavenly life, wherein “He ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25).  Moreover, “He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6). 

     A primary aspect of God’s faithfulness involves this perfect capacity for undistracted attention to His purposes in our lives. “The Lord thinketh upon me” declared David of God’s unwavering attention directed toward all of His trusting children (Psalm 40:17).   Never must we get God’s attention when seeking His fellowship or aid.  A fixed gaze and determined Heart and Mind look upon us from Heaven.  “The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry” (Psalm 34:17).

    “Awake to righteousness” (I Corinthians 15:34).  I find that remembering the truth of God’s attentiveness often snaps me out of my own frequent distraction from Him.  Recalling His gaze upon me helps to redirect my “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). Indeed, if God so loves us that looks upon us with unwavering devotion, the trusting heart will inevitably seek to requite His faithfulness.  This moment offers such opportunity.  May we look into the Eyes, as it were, that ever and forever look upon us with perfect attention to our well being and conformity to the image of Christ.  Yes, our God is undistracted. 

“The Lord looketh from Heaven; He beholdeth all the sons of men.”(Psalm 33:13)

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