Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of May 22, 2016

JoBeth98I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Many are the woes of the wicked but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him. Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart! Psalm 32:8,10-11 (NIV)

Have you ever experienced a time when just by catching a look from someone you knew without a doubt exactly what they expected you to do or exactly what you needed to STOP doing? Most of us can easily remember “the look” from a parent or a teacher that clearly spoke louder than words and demanded our absolute attention! The key to being directed by “the look” implies you have to turn your eyes in that direction. This scripture informs us that the Lord has His eyes upon us. Our loving Father God is waiting for us to turn our eyes away from the cares, confusion and distractions that hinder us to focus our attention and trust upon Him. He already has His eyes fixed upon us and is so willing to teach us, guide us, council us and surround us with His loving presence. Then, with uplifted hearts we can sing, rejoice and be glad in the Lord our loving God! I will fix my eyes upon You, Lord, and rejoice in Your unfailing love!
By JoBeth Kested