How to Keep Our Eyes Open for God

How to Keep Our Eyes Open for God

How to Keep Our Eyes Open for GodKeep your eyes open.

Maybe we keep a lookout on our neighbors’ house while they are out of town. Perhaps we look for a friend’s lost pet.

Or, we watch for a specific job ad in the paper or online.

Yet, to keep our eyes open sometimes proves difficult. Like when we are sleep deprived. Or, during a scary movie or gruesome video.

And when using eye drops. Anybody else have a hard time with this?

But to keep our spiritual eyes open often proves most difficult of all.

Similar to how we were once spiritually blind to salvation. We opened our spiritual eyes to God’s presence and His work in our daily lives.

Psalm 105 in The Message says this:

Hallelujah! Thank God! Pray to him by name! Tell everyone you meet what he has done! Sing him songs, belt out hymns, translate his wonders into music! Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs, you who seek God. Live a happy life! Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works; be alert for signs of his presence. Remember the world of wonders he has made, his miracles. (Verses 1-5a, emphasis added).

Maybe we tell others of all the great things God has done for us. And we praise the Lord for every deed or blessing from His hand.

Yet, we miss the second vital part. We fail to look for God’s presence Sunday through Saturday, 24/7. We forget to watch for God to display His wonders in our lives today and every day.

This passage gives us insight into how to keep our spiritual eyes open.

Keep Our Eyes Open for God

Not wishing to see what lay ahead, I kept my eyes closed. College friends talked me into riding a roller coaster at Disneyland. Let me be clear. I’m fearful of heights, and not a fan of going upside down or dropping off steep inclines.

Life causes twists and turns, flips our world upside down, or drops us from a steep incline. Still, God is with us through it all, always along for the ride and by our side. He holds onto us as He accomplishes His purposes in everything about our life.

Because the Lord’s purposes are the God-things He has for us and our loved ones. Even the small, yet, still miraculous things happening daily. There are divine happenings we’re often unaware of that point directly back to God. There’s simply no other explanation

Eyes Open for God’s Works

How to Keep Our Eyes Open for GodWhen my husband and I pick up our grandkids to spend the night, they watch from a window for us to arrive.

While waiting, they likely anticipate the adventures that await them at Mimi and Pop Pop’s house. Both regular, consistent activities and new ones.

In the same way, do we watch for God to arrive at just the right moment? Or, do we anticipate what adventures await us with our heavenly Father? So, do we watch for the Lord’s activity in our life, His wondrous works on display in our lives?

Due to God’s divine power, encore performances of His mighty works happen each day of our lives. Encores by grace, peace, hope, goodness, love, and mercy.

And miracles in heavenly places. Things only God can pull off.

Keep a Lookout for Signs of God’s Presence

The shrill beeping from my iPhone startled me in the middle of the night. A flash-flood alert. (Alert: “quick to see, understand,” Cambridge English Dictionary).

Are we missing alerts from heaven? Or, are we quick to see and understand God’s presence among us?

God provides signs He performed a supernatural act, sent us on a divine appointment, scheduled a soul-encounter, or protected us from harm with His angels.

Our Spiritual Eyes

Let’s keep our spiritual eyes open for God, God’s works, and signs of His presence.

Do you relate to any of my examples of difficulty in keeping your physical eyes open? How about your spiritual eyes?

How to Keep Our Eyes Open for GodLet’s really see God because He sees us.

Also read, How to Live and Move With God in the New Year.

Featured Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash/top Photo by Leon Biss on Unsplash/middle Photo by Sandra Seitamaa on Unsplash/bottom Photo by Sasha Freemind on Unsplash

Karen Friday

Whether the spoken or written word, Karen thrives in moving an audience to experience laughter, tears, surprise, and deep reflection. She not only possesses an affection for words (just ask her family), but she also cherishes God’s Word. Karen is an award-winning writer who has published both devotions and articles with a mission to know Jesus more and make Him known. She contributes to several national sites while she works on her first non-fiction book. In the blogging world, she is referred to as “Girl Friday” where she shares a central message: you are never far from hope. And she considers her life as a pastor’s wife and women’s ministry leader a sacred calling. Karen and her husband Mike reside in East Tennessee and have two grown children and two grandchildren. The entire family is fond of the expression, “TGIF: Thank God it’s Friday.” They owe Monday an apology. Connect with her blog community, Hope is Among Us.

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