Delighting in God’s “Eye”

God has said, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye” (Psalm 32:8 NKJV). How does that guidance work?

I loved playing point guard on defense. In the years I played basketball, my job was to stop the forward momentum of the other team’s leader. I could anticipate which direction she would pass the ball by which way her face pointed—where her eyes were looking.

It’s the same with God. Although we can’t physically see Him, we can anticipate which way His face is pointed by what His Word says.

“For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their prayers;
But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil.”
1 Peter 3:12 NKJV

God loves righteousness—the right way of thinking, feeling, and acting. Jesus is our best example of what righteous living looks like. He faced every temptation and won (Hebrews 4:15). He faithfully carried out the Father’s will. We can look to His example and teaching to know how God wants us to live, how He wants us to walk in this life—what paths and pitfalls to avoid and what paths He wants us to take.

To have God’s guidance in specific situations, we have to stay close to Him. We won’t know which way our Father is looking if we are off doing our own thing. When we draw near to God, He draws near to us (James 4:8). And as we purify our minds and hearts, we will be able to receive His direction better.

To follow God’s eye, we have to know what He loves and what He hates. He hates pride, lies, and taking innocent life (Proverbs 6:16-17). He hates disobedience, unforgiveness, and brutality (2 Timothy 3:2-3). He loves mercy, kindness, and humility (Colossians 3:12). He cherishes love, light, and wisdom (Ephesians 5:2, 8, 15).

Where is God’s eye pointing you this week? Remember that He cares about what you’re going through and He has a plan for victory, comfort, or effectiveness. Let’s celebrate that our great God who is perfect in wisdom, love, and power is willing to direct us, and let’s follow Him. I’m ready. Are you?

Tell me in the comments below the relief or peace you have felt when you have been certain of God’s will. How did you receive His direction and guidance? I’d love to hear!

 

© Copyright 2017 by Katy kauffman

 

Check out our other posts in the Delighting in God’s Goodness series:

1.       Delighting in God’s Goodness: A New Series

2.      Delighting in God’s Constant Presence

3.      Delighting in God’s Unsurpassable Gift by Del Bates

4.      Delighting in God’s Training by Lauren Craft

 

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Comments (4)

  • anon

    Great post. I can't stop smiling when I know I'm in God's will I greet each day with eager expectation of what He's going to do next

    Jun 17, 2017
  • anon

    Recently, I struggled with the decision to give up a part-time teaching job. One night after praying and talking with my husband, I felt like it was God's plan for me to resign after giving notice. God confirmed that guidance the next day when the director asked me to increase the number of days I taught from 2 to 4. I declined. We agreed the students needed the same teacher all 4 days. His confirmation gave me peace and assurance of His guidance. 

    Jun 17, 2017
  • anon

    My husband and I came from very different backgrounds in life experiences and religious beliefs and practices. We had talked about marriage, but I wasn't completely sure if he was "the one" until he asked to be baptized into our faith. It was hard to wait for a heavenly signal, but at that moment I felt in my heart that he was indeed the man Yahweh had chosen for me. Knowing Yahweh's will takes the stress out of the wondering.

    Jun 17, 2017
  • anon

    Katy, I never thought about how God's eyes follow us, in the same way as a basketball point guard. I also never pictured you playing basketball! I learn something new all the time! But I loved this post and how you gave us such a clear picture of how His eyes follow us in every aspect of our lives.
     

    Jun 17, 2017

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A Blog by Katy Kauffman

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Katy loves to write about how God works in our lives on a daily basis. Each day with Him is an adventure. She hopes to capture some of those adventure moments here, and wants to see what God is teaching you as well.

 

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