You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
This morning I was reading my little devotional (Jesus Calling) and one sentence seemed to jump off the page and speak to me in a personal way. It said, “Be on the lookout for what I am doing in your life.”
God used those words to snap me back to attention. Those words brought immediate conviction into my heart. I realized I had become apathetic.
Sometimes we forget why we do the things God has called us to do. It becomes routine. I’m sure I’m not the only one who unknowingly falls into this kind of snare. It’s easy to stay so busy that we lose sight of God’s presence.
Evidently, King David understood this struggle as he wrote, “You [God] will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy…at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Just to paraphrase in my own words…this is what that scripture says to me… “Oh God..open my eyes! Wake me up so I can see what you are doing. Wake me up! You are here…in the now… in this very moment!”
My joy is full when I abide in His presence. When I know my God walks beside me…I at his right hand…my heart becomes so full of Joy that I can’t hide it…it spills over to all those around. And that…that… dear friends, is why we do God’s work. My church’s motto sums it up well… “receive love. give love. repeat” But in order to accomplish this, “We need to be on the lookout to what He is doing in our lives.”
My prayer: Lord, forgive me for being so lackadaisical in my daily routines. Open my eyes and be my vision. Help me to abide in Your presence even when I do the mundane, because You are here and You have something for me to learn. Lord I don’t want to miss it…I want to recognize and hear your voice. Please help me to be on the lookout for what you are doing in my life. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus name…amen.
(A publication in the series “Walk Through Psalms)