Cindy Berry’s I Will Keep My Eyes on You is playing on the background, and I think it is a song that’s most apt for tonight’s Scripture Sunday verse. Colossians 3:2 is one of the many verses I cherish so deeply because of its truth in my life.
There were (and still are) times in my life that I pray for something(/s) and I tend to focus on the end goal more than I need to focus on God. Isn’t it ironic that sometimes we pray for God’s will but we end up praying for what we want and not what He wants for us? I have had my fair share of consistently praying for something I haven’t even consulted with Him first. I ended up hurting, but I didn’t take it against Him. It was my own fault after all – foolishly pursuing something that wasn’t His will for me in the first place. But you know what amazes me most? It’s the aftermath. When God reveals to me why He didn’t answer that certain prayer. When He unfolds His plan – which turns out to be the best path ever. I can never doubt His plans and timing, no, not after all that I’ve been through.
Sometimes, my humanity takes over me and I tend to forget. But God is always gracious to remind me – in the form of a verse, a song, a movie, or a friend – of how my eyes should be set on Him. For I know that if I seek His kingdom first, He’ll give me all the things I need even if I’m not aware of the fact that I do. I’ve learned that when your heart is rightly focused, God’s blessings will abound even more.
Before I end this post, I just want to share what Cindy Berry said in the above mentioned song:
Lord, I will follow, follow where You lead. And as I obey You, You’ll supply my every need. Help me to live each day by faith, and not by sight, guided by Your Spirit’s light. In my weakness, You are strong. All praise and glory to You belong. In Your strength, I can sing the victor’s song.