Thursday, November 01, 2012

Lift Up Your Eyes

This past weekend I had the honor of speaking at a Ladies' Retreat for the Reformed Baptist Church of Lewisburg, PA.  What a blessing it was for me to be in presence of a group of women who long to know God's word!  Thank you for being so welcoming and encouraging as I shared not only my heart but what God has put on my heart.

The theme for the first day was all about being worn out.  We were looking at the first part of the verse from Romans 12:2 - Do not comform any longer to the patterns of this world.  We live in a society that is filled with over commitment, or no commitment, constant comparisons, and feeling like we never can do enough or be enough.

When we look only to ourself for our strength we get discouraged quickly as we come up with so many excuses of why we can't do or be what God is calling us to be.

When we look out around us we find ourselves in the trap of comparing ourselves to others, looking to please ourselves and others above God.

However, in Psalm 121 it tells us to Lift up our eyes!!!  Change our gaze!!  Don't look down at yourself, or out at the world to find peace, comfort, and direction..... Lift up our eyes and look to God the creator of life and allow him to transform you!

Where is your gaze focused today?  Lift up your eyes to the maker of the heavens and earth!