LOOK TOWARD HEAVEN!
TO THE BIBLE: Psalm 121:1-2
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.”
“I’m so smart: Cynthia’s dad is a business mogul and I can keep asking him for anything I want,” Leslie prided herself as they all drove to school in his chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce. This feeling didn’t quite last, as the next time she tried asking a favour from him, she got reprimanded. Till this point, she never realised that she’d been solely focused and dependent on people who could fail her, rather than on God. How important it is for us to take our eyes and attention away from ourselves—who we are, what we’ve done, where we’ve been, what we’ve got—and look to the Lord!
It brings to mind the story of Abraham in Genesis 15. God told to him, “Do not be afraid…I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward” (verse 1). And in Genesis 15:5-6 we read, “Then He (God) brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.” Soon afterwards, Isaac was born. God helped Abraham to look in the right direction and set his focus rightly. In the end, Abraham looked away from his old age and circumstances, toward heaven, and got Isaac.
Refuse to be one who looks into your wallet or purse to determine what you’ve got in life. Don’t say, “I’m so broke; there’s no money here.” No! Look away to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith; look to heaven where your help comes from. That’s one reason you pray and meditate on the Word. That’s how you can really focus your attention on the Lord to see and experience the miraculous! So, refuse to be anxious about who’s going to help you! Look toward heaven!
Dear Father, I thank you for bringing me into a place of excellence, success, victory, and abundance. I’m inspired by your Word to think the right thoughts, speak the right words and receive the results of the Word in my life today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Galatians 2:1-21, Songs of Solomon 1-2
Luke 23:1-12, 2 Samuel 5-6
Spend time to talk to the Lord about the things you’re concerned with. Also, meditate on Hebrews 12:1-2.