Monday, January 12, 2015

Keep Looking Up

"Are stress and worry evidence of a soul too lazy, too undisciplined to keep gaze fixed on GOD?
To stay in love?"
                                                                                                    (one thousand gifts, pg. 147)

Ann Voskamp's poignant question convicts.

Keeping the gaze on heaven does, indeed, require work. Daily work. Effort. Discipline.
It seems that our default button is to listen to the world's (Satan's) clamoring; demanding our attention NOW
It must be NOW
It must be THIS
It must be THAT
It must be me

But all the while GOD is close. He is patiently smiling
Waiting to bless me
If I'll just look UP
The clamor will become silent to my ear
PRAISE will arise
THANKS will be offered
driving away stress and worry


  1. I like that....keep looking up (of course I will run into things a lot that way -- hehe). At our ladies lectureship this past September, Nancy Higgins introduced us to "The Travelers Gift" by Andy Andrews. Have you read it? It's a cool book, with some great ideas for "successful" living in it that are very scriptural (although he doesn't use scripture himself). Several of us have been using the book and putting scriptures with the ideas, and it's given me some positive attributes to focus on for a few months. Anyway... have a great day. Keep the posts coming!

  2. No, I'll have to check out "The Traveler's Gift"- always looking for a good read, thanks! And thank you for your comments. I look forward to our chats!