Worth The Look

Look at this.  Psalm 105:4.   

It says “Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.”

Look is a powerful word.   

Zac says “Daddy, look!”  I suddenly notice that my son is a caped superhero.

Emily says “Look” when we are discussing something important and it’s just not getting through my thick skull.  “Look” gets my attention and underlines every word that follows.

Malachi is taught to Look both ways for oncoming cars.  Look for yourself.  Look for them; they may not be.

“Look”.  Change focus.  Pay attention.  Beware. 

Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.

Look.  Stop looking at that problem, issue, distraction. Look to the Lord.

Look. Stop looking at only your point of view and cover story.  Look to the Lord.

Look. Stop looking at your feet while you walk.  Look up, pay attention, be careful.  Look to the Lord.

What do we need? We need someone to be in charge (the Lord).  We need power to live (His strength).  We need to know God and be known by Him (seek HIs face always).

When it comes to our issues, attention doesn’t do much to change things (aka worry).  Here’s the best part: paying attention to God will change everything about our issues.

We do ourselves a great disservice by giving attention to the wrong things.

The Psalmist simply says “Look”.

About radamdavidson

I'm a husband, dad, and pastor living in Portage, Michigan. I suppose I'm a euphoric melancholy generalist with average skills, experiences, and passions across several intertwined disciplines and hobbies including music, speaking, writing, leadership, ministry, and collecting cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at www.radamdavidson.com, subscribe to my podcast (RadCast) or friend me on facebook.com/radamdavidson. about.me/radamdavidson
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