Psalm 121 "I lift my eyes to the hills"
Item Number: R108
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I lift my eyes to the hills...
I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip-
He who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you-the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm-He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
God’s Word -Psalm 121
“I lift my eyes to the hills...”
From the desk of Sculptor - Bridgette Mongeon
My Watchful Friend,
I once heard that when a farmer plows a field he should focus on a point in the distance. Without such a point, though he tries to plow straight, his rows will be crooked. He won’t even notice he is doing it. When we focus our lives on God, it helps us to plow straight. And by doing so He promises us the things in this scripture. He will not let your foot slip.
I know such a focus is not easy. And sometimes, if you’re anything like me, your goals sometimes distract you from the focus. You might rationalize, “I am sure it is what God wants”, and convince yourself that because it is what you believe God wants, it is as good as focusing on God. Take my word for it, it is not! If you are lucky, you will find yourself continually trying to pull your focus back.
I know the moment I start saying...”I need this, or I can’t live without that,” no matter what it is— a thing, a person, even your talents, then you hold them up higher than God. Forgive me Lord. I am guilty. Don’t ever let me take my eyes off You. Even with something called God’s Word.
I know for myself that lifting my eyes and focusing on the Lord and walking the journey is what I need to do. He makes promises in His word. He tells us what will happen. He will keep you from harm; watch over your life, He will watch over your coming and your going.
I suppose that Psalm 121 is a tribute to my understanding of my ability to get distracted and make excuses. It gives me the calmness after praying, “If it keeps me from You, then take it away, even if it is my art. Because I know God, that wherever else You put me will be okay because I will be in Your will.” In my submissiveness and willingness, I watched as He returned to me and gave me God’s Word. Glory!
Please help to keep our vision true. Protect us from ourselves, and please God take away those things that keep us from knowing You. Please God I pray, even things that begin with Your blessings, let us not get ourselves in the way so that we lose the vision of You.
In your name I pray,