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by Lamar Graves
09/06/13
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I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help, my help comes from the Lord, the Lord who made heaven and earth. In the Book of Psalms 121:1- we see David the psalmist's prayer and cry of sincerity to GOD for dependence and total trust in God. He is declaring that GOD is his source and his help and he will look to no other god. In life we are faced with many things, distractions, hinderances, circumstances, issues, wounds, scars, failures etc. These are all things to cause us to shift our eyes from the one who knows all and is in control of everything. It is the desire of satan our adversary and enemy to send everything he can at us to cause us to loose focus and misplace our sight to look at things that have no substance, no agreement with our destiny. This will ultimately cause us to doubt and fear that what we see is in fact our reality but NOT SO!!!!!! We cannot allow what is surrounding us to become the thing that controls us, we must shift our attention, our focus and our sight to JESUS, the one who is without failure and without error. The enemy knows if he can get us to look down in disbelief or shame, then we will miss CHRIST, or if he can get us to look around to others for confirmation then we will become dependent on what others think,see and feel for our lives when we in fact know what GOD has already said. This is not where we should look but rather we must LOOK UP.Looking up requires the most effort in movement of the head and causes one to change their focus from horizontal or average to that which is vertical- GREATER, HIGHER, CALLS FOR GREATER MATURITY, MORE DISCIPLINE AND A MANDATE FROM HEAVEN THAT TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN MUCH IS REQUIRED. That which has your focus is the thing that has your time, your energy, your potential and is at that moment your teacher in the classroom of your mind. What will you lend your focus and your sight to? Sight is one of the most powerful senses of the body and is a great contributor to one either becoming enlightened or remaining stagnant. GOD gave us sight naturally and spiritually as a object and tool of awareness, discernment, and wisdom, we must use it and see further than where we are but with this in mind we cannot see further until we look up to JESUS, who is the author and finisher of our faith. So the next time you are in doubt, fear, disbelief, or use to relying on others for direction, shift your focus and look up to the EXALTED ONE, our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST, he alone knows the beginning from the end.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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