The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry.
I’m grateful for the Holy Spirit’s conviction of sin in my life. Recently, I committed a sinful act and I was convicted during it and I noticed my own displeasure in the moment. I considered that a great victory. I knew it was the work of grace and righteousness of the LORD Jesus Christ in me. As I normally do once I’ve fallen short and sinned, I asked the LORD to forgive me and I thanked the LORD for the lack of desire to sin that ELOHIM is cultivating within me. I had to acknowledge that ELOHIM desires that I am every whit whole and holy and righteous more than I desire it.
My heavenly Father is such a vigilant parent for my life. When I worked in infant-toddler mental health, I learned about the necessity of a parent to be bigger, wiser, stronger, and kinder as they vigilantly cared for their young child.
I learned that this was most necessary for a healthy bond and development of the child in their first three years so that as the child aged and became an adult the child would be well adapted for the future. I am learning and unlearning much about the nature of God and coming into deeper relationship with the LORD. I very strongly believe that the LORD’s eyes are always on me and that the LORD hears my cry. I know that the LORD is sensitive to my needs and will give me things that I need and want according to wisdom and what’s best for my life and purpose. I believe this is true for all the LORD’s children who are righteous.
I am learning to practice inviting the LORD into every aspect of my life and to engage others by the wisdom of the LORD as my God is vigilant for us all. This brings so much freedom as I know that I can remain in the safety of the protection of the LORD. Knowing this in my mind and living it out in my heart is part of the transformation that I am experiencing. I believe that this is available to all of God’s righteous children. Coming out of agreement with words and ideas that do not facilitate the embodiment of the truth and promise of the Word of God is the work that I and my righteous brothers and sisters must do. This practice of rejecting lies and accepting truth happens throughout every day and is easy as I keep my eyes on Jesus. When my gaze is fixed on the LORD and I seek Jesus Christ throughout my day I can see that His eyes are on me and He is listening. This is the healthy relationship that the righteous have with the LORD (i.e. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).
El Roi, your protection and vigilance is unmatched. I know that You have given the earth to humanity and we have dominion to subdue it. We have mismanaged our responsibility and have sinned by rejecting You and failing to keep Your ways. I repent for myself and as an intercessor I repent for my brothers and sisters in Christ. Our sin has caused brokenness and division that is carried by the earth and each of us. I admit that at times I do not understand why You do not interrupt and prevent sin and error from corrupting us and our world. Nonetheless, I know that You have given us choice and You empower us for good. Just like a mature earthly father, You allow us to grow authentically. You do not force this. Help us to choose You and good. Amen.
written by Myrina K. Robinson
Duke Divinity School MDiv 2022
Guest Blogger for BWET Blog
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