Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Watch the Father's Eyes

"I will instruct you and show you the way to go; with My eye on you, I will give counsel." - Psalm 32:8

A man and his two young sons entered the shop where I was getting a haircut.  The father sat in a brber chair while his children waited.  In a few moments the boys began misbehaving.  The father looked at them sternly without saying a word.  The boys quickly responded by settling down.  Several minutes later those children were playing with each other pleasantly.  The father glanced affectionately at them as if to say, “I love you.”  The children smiled back.

That afternoon, the father did not have to use words to communicate with his boys.  The watchful care of his eyes spoke volumes.  The father in the barber shop reminded me of the way God desires to relate with His family.  He does not shout or scream.  He will not write messages in the clouds.  At times His overtones of love come quietly.  The Lord Jesus wants us to walk closely with Him.  He desires to guide us with His eyes.  

The psalmist reminds us that God will direct us in the paths of life.  However, He cannot lead us with His eyes if our eyes are not looking at Him, the Author and Finisher of our faith.  Each day we can turn aside from distractions to focus on Jesus.  It might be taking a walk to be quiet and pray, singing songs and hymns, or meditating on Scripture.  Jesus Christ loves us and wants to share Himself with us.

The Holy Spirit never shoves; He guides and leads.  The Holy Spirit is gentle.  We are led by the Spirit of God.  He guides; He doesn’t shout.  Remember the still, small voice.  – Adrian Rogers

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