Chapter-a-Day Psalm 73

Shut_eyeNo doubt about it! God is good— good to good people, good to the good-hearted. But I nearly missed it, missed seeing his goodness. I was looking the other wayPsalm 73:1-3a (MSG)

There are so many things at which to look. There are so many things which distract my gaze. Headlines, news tickers, Facebook, television, dot coms, magazines, books, catalogs, blogs, eye candy, advertising, text messages, Twitter tweets and YouTube. All of it moving and scrolling and flashing and blipping in a way that keeps my eyes hurriedly moving to the next thing that pops up in my field of vision.

I am reminded today of Job, who made a "covenant with his eyes." I wonder sometimes if it’s not a good idea to choose to close my eyelids once in a while. I believe I would be better off if I were to shut my eyes and fix the gaze of my heart on God for extended periods of time. I don’t want to miss seeing God’s goodness because I was looking the other way.

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  1. I’ve made Lord God my home.
    God, I’m telling the world what you do!
    The political process is over for awhile. I am so glad. I told Becky when I went to bed, “I put my trust in God not in President-elect Obama.” While I disagree with many of Obama’s political ideas, he will be my President. I need to pray for him. Most importantly, I need to make the Lord God my home. I need to seek Him in all areas of my life including politics. He gives us direction if we listen. So, my purpose is to take a Christ-like stand and give Him the credit for forming my world-view.

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Chapter-a-Day Psalm 73

Shut_eyeNo doubt about it! God is good— good to good people, good to the good-hearted. But I nearly missed it, missed seeing his goodness. I was looking the other wayPsalm 73:1-3a (MSG)

There are so many things at which to look. There are so many things which distract my gaze. Headlines, news tickers, Facebook, television, dot coms, magazines, books, catalogs, blogs, eye candy, advertising, text messages, Twitter tweets and YouTube. All of it moving and scrolling and flashing and blipping in a way that keeps my eyes hurriedly moving to the next thing that pops up in my field of vision.

I am reminded today of Job, who made a "covenant with his eyes." I wonder sometimes if it’s not a good idea to choose to close my eyelids once in a while. I believe I would be better off if I were to shut my eyes and fix the gaze of my heart on God for extended periods of time. I don’t want to miss seeing God’s goodness because I was looking the other way.

Creative Commons photo courtesy of Flickr and saltman.

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 73”

  1. I’ve made Lord God my home.
    God, I’m telling the world what you do!
    The political process is over for awhile. I am so glad. I told Becky when I went to bed, “I put my trust in God not in President-elect Obama.” While I disagree with many of Obama’s political ideas, he will be my President. I need to pray for him. Most importantly, I need to make the Lord God my home. I need to seek Him in all areas of my life including politics. He gives us direction if we listen. So, my purpose is to take a Christ-like stand and give Him the credit for forming my world-view.

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