Psalm 33:8-9 “Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.”
We know from the Word of God there are a few things that capture God’s eye.
Faith in action.
Matthew 8:8-10 “The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.”
Also, to have God’s eye, we must fear Him. Not a cower in the corner kind of fear. But, an awe-inspiring fear. More aptly described as a reverential awe of such creative genius and power. Awe of just Who God is and what He is to His children.
Psalm 33:18-19 “Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.”
A look can tell much. A look of disapproval can travel across the room from a parent to her child. A look can speak longing for quiet intimacy when in a loud and crowded room. A look can be distant, cold and uninterested when staring in the face of the one speaking.
Looks can be very telling. But, they can also be very deceiving. We can be bamboozled by a picture online to purchase a thing only to find that when it arrives, that it is cheaply made and not worth what we paid to get it.
Having God’s eye or capturing His attention takes something on our part – fear.
We first had to come humbly realizing that we needed a Savior. Salvation in Jesus Christ brings us into His family as children. Fearing Him allows me to experience a relationship that has gone farther than any here on this earth. The depth, the heights, the breadth of what God has allowed me to experience is utterly amazing!
I sing with a gospel quartet – The Faithmen. Today we are traveling to Canada to sing for the ManUp conference tonight and tomorrow. Then, we are off to sing for a revival which will be our fourth year there. Our visits have been bathed in prayer. The fruit of which would take too long to tell.
Suffice it to say, between the music and the preaching, the people and the pastor, we have seen God’s hand move mightily for folks to get saved, hearts be made tender, and lives transformed. The Holy Spirit moved long after we had gone last year to the place where people were being added to the church throughout the year.
When you are used of God to see something and do something that can only be explained by “Look what God did!”, you stand in awe of His power; His provision, His protection, and His presence.
Take some time to quiet your heart and allow your soul to be in awe of the God of Heaven. The awe-inspiring, reverential fear that you have for Him gives you a wonder in relationship with the Heavenly Father.
Knowing we have His eye upon us is such a comfort!