WHERE ARE YOUR EYES FIXED?
A few weeks ago, we watched the film The Prince of Egypt during our Wednesday Evening Children’s program. It had been years since I saw it. It really brought the story of Gods deliverance to life for all those little (and not so little) eyes when we saw it on the big screen.
Fast forward to yesterday. Life has been crazy chaotic, and that’s putting it lightly. Physical and emotional issues slamming us all at once.
As I tried to pray, it all just came crashing in on me.
My mind was so focused on that crazy chaos that I couldn’t focus on God.
In all His amazing goodness and glory and mercy, reminded my heart of that children’s movie.
This might sound silly, but all I could think was~
“God, please just push all these thoughts to the side. Part these waters of despair and help me to focus only on You”.
Even as I write this, I can picture those waters parting. If you’ve seen the movie~ I’m sure you can too. (I added the clip 👇🏼 for dramatic flare 😉)
God said~”Charisse, too often you are looking from side to side. You see the giant problems in your life and the scary situations, just like those giant fish and scary waters.
You take your eyes off of me and the path I have for you.
The more you look at the situation around you~instead of ahead toward me, the more frantic you get.
You begin to look behind you, afraid that the circumstances will over take you.
Only I can part the waters of worry. Only I can make the path of peace.
Only I am~’I AM’.”
Keep your eyes fixed on Me.
In all His amazing goodness and glory and mercy, taught my heart a lesson through a simple children’s movie.
God has this awesome way of using the ordinary to change our perspective and help us to focus on the extraordinary~ because He is almighty God.
The same God Who parted the waters so many years ago,
the great I AM~~~that’s my Father!!!!
Please, ask Him to show you something ordinary today that will change your focus to the extraordinary.
Once you do, I can hear you even now, telling your husband, your children, your friends~
“And so God....”
“.....Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”