Saturday, June 13, 2009

Keeping My Eyes on Him

This is rather typical of me. I no sooner declare I am taking a break and here I am back again. But this one is really just for me - one of those moments I need to record so I don't forget. So often something happens, and I think I will never forget. And inevitably, I do. So this one is for me....

As I was walking this morning I was praying - praying about the things I daily bring before the Lord. Big things. Things that only a miracle will answer. I have prayed these prayers for such a long time, I really began to question whether I should just stop asking and accept things the way they are.

Then the words of song began to run through my mind:

"I have made You too small in my eyes,
O Lord, forgive me.
And I have believed in a lie,
That You were unable to help me.
But now O Lord I see my wrong
Heal my heart and show Yourself strong
And in my heart and with my song
O Lord be magnified.

Be magnified O Lord.
You are highly exalted.
And there is nothing You can't do
O Lord my eyes are on You.
O Lord be magnified."

I believe with all my heart it was a gentle reminder from the Holy Spirit - "Keep your eyes on Him; there is nothing He can't do."

Yes Father - I have taken my eyes off You and looked squarely at the circumstances. Truly, there is nothing You can't do. Thank You for loving me so much You would take the time to encourage me and lift my spirit once again.



  1. I just came across your blog and am thankful that you are writing. I will visit often.
    Mrs. White

  2. Wonderful words. Have a great break (o:

  3. I love that song. I hope your break is rejuvenating, I know mine has been. Looking forward to when you return.

  4. Just popped over here and read about your break. I pray it will be a wonderful time to remember your true identity - His beloved, His bride, His delight. For that is who you truly are, dear friend!

  5. So precious, Linda. No, never give up hoping, praying, asking. Never. He truly is able to do beyond all that we ask or could possibly imagine! God bless you dear friend as you keep on keeping on.

  6. So True! Why would we not keep our eyes on Him who LOVES us so much! Life seems so much more bearable when we remember Who He is and How much He loves us!! Keep looking to Him!

  7. Loretta McElmurryJune 16, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    So glad you came back to post this encouraging and thoughtful message! It hits close to home, as I continue my battle against mestastic breast cancer. We've just learned that all the cancer is still present, even after five months of three different kinds of chemo--but it all also shows sign of shrinking or is at least not growing. And there's no NEW cancer. So it was a good report, but we were so hoping for remission. I needed to be reminded to keep my eyes only on HIM...He already knew about this battle long before I was born and He knows the outcome. I can leave it in His hands and just keep my eyes on Him. Then I have peace. Thank you for the gentle reminder.

    Loretta in GA

  8. Loretta,
    I am so touched by your comment. Please know that I will be praying for you. I pray for healing and for peace to fill your heart. The Father loves you dearly.

  9. Yes - sometimes it is hard to keep praying about something for a long long time. How kind of the Lord to revive your faith in Him just when you needed it.

  10. This ministered to me. Will be patiently awaiting your next words of wisdom =)

  11. Loretta McElmurryJune 17, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Thank you, Linda. :) It's been a long battle, since I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in Jan. '05 and after going through chemo, surgery, more chemo, and radiation, we thought we'd beaten it. But it came back with a vengeance and is in my spine, sternum, liver, and pleural cavities around my lungs. Just today, though, we got the tumor marker test results and the number has dropped 151 points, showing that the cancer really is shrinking. This is God's battle and I feel Him with me every step of the way. :)

    I agree, as Islandsparrow commented, that sometimes it's hard to keep praying about something for a very long time. My husband and I prayed for a child for 16½ years before God sent us our beautiful daughter, by way of adoption. What joy! That was 19 years ago and I wouldn't have it any other way now. She was worth waiting for and certainly worth continuing to pray for. :) Never give up!

  12. That was beautiful, thanks for sharing. I think maybe the fact that you went on a break gave you some inspiration to return! :)

  13. Just looked in on your last journal entry and was encouraged in my own faith. Bless you as you take a break from your writings and I'll look forward to your return.

  14. Re your comment today - I get horrible headaches when I am around new tires. And you're right about the boredom factor! I think it's amusing that Care Bear likes the smell.

  15. Linda...I know you're on a break, but I wanted to thank you for your dear comment. I don't plan on not writing on my blog...I might need to re-word what I wrote! Maybe I'm just taking an unplanned break as well! We'll just see.

    Your words are so sweet and encouraging and they mean much.

    Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during your time of rest and renewal.