Affirmation of God: I look to God with my eyes and my heart for direction.

Today’s Scripture: My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways. Proverbs 23:26 ESV 

God’s ways are the ways to lasting delight. Proverbs 23 shares many of the dead end ways the world directs us. If we give our hearts and eyes to the ways of the world, we find temporary pleasures that rob us of lasting joy. 

I almost chuckle as how I have followed almost all of the wrong paths we are warned about; selfish ambition, envy, desire for wealth, drunkenness and gluttony, and sexual impurity. Where do those ways end up? Well, you know don’t you? 

When our eyes and hearts are looking to God we find lasting joy instead of fleeting pleasures. God still directs us each day if we look to Him. The Israelites looked to the cloud by day and the fire by night. Are we looking for His signs as we step forward on this new day? 

Are we turning our hearts and eyes to Him right now to follow His ways? It is there we find delight and eternal joy. 

Today’s Prayer: Father God thank You for Your ways. My eyes and my heart are looking to You for direction. I know true joy and delight that lasts is found in You. Thank You for carrying me this far and for showing Your ways that give me joys the world can not. I am looking to You LORD, show me Your ways. Amen 

Tom Raines

Christian Affirmations 4 Life

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Husband, father and son who is a treasure hunter in the Word of God. Finding joy,strength and hope while affirming the characteristics and qualities God created for us and described for us in His Holy Scriptures.
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8 Responses to Affirmation of God: I look to God with my eyes and my heart for direction.

  1. Desiray says:

    When our eyes are off of God we follow down a path of destruction and by the time we get there now we go back to God and ask Him to help us with the mess we made. And it’s so easy if we do it His way but we don’t do we? We always looking for an easier way or a better path or what someone else is doing…God never with-holds anything good from His children…AMEN

    • Tom Raines says:

      Thank you Desiray. You are so right, He NEVER with-holds anything. Our nature is to seek answers in the flesh yet when we turn our attention to Him, He is faithful and we are fulfilled! Blessings to you!

  2. Cindy says:

    ‘And Jesus answered saying, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”‘ We praise and thank You, Jesus the Christ… for not only showing us the way but BEING THE WAY! Have a blessed weekend Tom! Cindy

  3. jelillie says:

    “If we give our hearts and eyes to the ways of the world, we find temporary pleasures that rob us of lasting joy. ” That’s a good word right there brother! The pleasures of sin are sweet for a season and bitter for eternity! Praying this prayer with you!

  4. Debbie says:

    What a great prayer, Tom. Praying with you and asking Him to show me His ways. God bless you as He answers you each day!

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