May 2, 2019

Psalm 121:1–3 (NLT) — 1 I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! 3 He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.

On our pilgrimage to heaven what really helps to steady our steps is the ability to see beyond what is right in front of us or what is going on around us. Daniel’s three friends were able to do this when a fiery furnace was staring them in the face. With the eyes of their spirit they were able to see beyond the furnace and focus on the Lord. That ability to see steadied their steps(Daniel 3). And don’t forget Daniel and the den of lions(Daniel 6). When an enemy army surrounded Elisha he also was able to see beyond them and focus in on the flaming horses and  chariots of the Lord. That focus steadied his steps.(2 Kings 6) Stephen was able to see beyond the people that were stoning him. He saw the Lord standing watching him and it steadied his steps(Acts 7).

The next time your feet need steadying check to see what you are focusing on. Perhaps you need to ‘look up’.

Hebrews 12:1–2 (NLT) — 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.

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