An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Molehills Out of Mountains

(Proverbs 4:25 KJV)  Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

Thirty years ago we had a prayer seminar at our church led by a man named Elton Gillum.  I have not seen him since those sessions but his teaching still comes back to me.  One of the problems we have with prayer, and life, was what he called the gaze/glance principle.  I think that is what this verse points towards.

Gillum said that we get in trouble when we focus our attention on the current problem.  We “gaze” (6079) at our failure or the obstacles facing us.  We become fixated on them.  When we do that the problem becomes bigger and God is pushed to the background.  We glance at Him.  Thus our problem seems to become bigger and God becomes smaller.

Instead we are to “gaze” (6079) at Jesus.  Our attention is to be “straight” (fixed straight NASB) (3474) on Him.  When we set Him as our priority then the disaster we thought we were facing becomes a blip.  The mountain becomes a molehill. 

So?  How you start your day makes a difference.  What, or should I say Who, you put in the center makes everything else line up behind.  You walk different.  Get started right.

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