Your Eyes – Ranging Throughout the Earth!

From the first airplane ride, Father, the scripture You wrote upon my heart again and again as we flew over the surface of the earth this week was II Chronicles 16:9. You gave me an entirely new depth of understanding this scripture as I pondered the view from the window seat of the airplane.


“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” Your eyes are scanning the earth’s surface to give strength to those whose hearts are fully committed to You! The God of the universe is looking to strengthen His little children. You are looking around to find those whose hearts are committed to You! You desire to give them strength!


You can see the entire earth and all of us who live upon the earth at one time from Your panoramic view! What a view that must be! That blows my little finite mind! And as I pondered that scripture, seeing a little more of the earth from Your “higher view” than I usually get to see, You brought to mind the little chorus, “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine  Oh, this little light of mine, I’m gonna’ let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna’ let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine!!!


And I wondered if when You look down upon the surface of earth, ranging throughout with Your eyes, if You see little lights in the places where those whose hearts are fully committed to You are standing. Are there little lights, Lord? Is that what You see? Or is it the hearts and lives of those who seek You in the early morning hours or the late at night hours, or the middle of the day hours when no one is aware they are seeking You. They come to You in prayer – they come to Your word – and You strengthen them. You give them strength beyond themselves! That is Your promise to Your children! You desire to strengthen us – of course You would – because when You strengthen us beyond ourselves the focus is upon You and Your glory and not upon us! We are so small in the “big picture!” It must sadden Your heart to see us try and be “so big!” How laughable!  


Another scripture You brought to my heart and mind as I pondered letting my little light shine was from Paul’s letter to Timothy when he encouraged Timothy to “fan into flame the gift of God” he had been given. You challenged my heart to “fan into flame my little light!” 


As we flew into the GSP airport yesterday You seemed to say to me, “Don’t forget what you saw from the “higher view.”  I don’t want to forget, Father. I love being able to rise a few thousand feet above the earth and view its surface from a little higher perspective! You seem to bring so many things into sharper view!


You tell us that “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their cry.” Psalm 34:15 I love that! Your eyes are watching me! And Your ears hear my little cries! What a beautiful picture! The eyes of the Creator God of the universe – Yahweh God – personal God – scanning the earth to look for me!


I just raised my hand on the airplane and I told You that I want You to see my little light when Your eyes range throughout this earth! I want to be fully committed to You! My hearts desire is that You would see me when You are looking for those whose hearts are fully committed to You! I’m raising my hand, Lord! I’m raising my hand! I want to be known as one who is seeking You and who is committed to You! Do You see me, Lord? Do You see me?


You know, Lord, I believe You do see me. I believe You know my heart as no one else. I believe You see all of the imperfections – and yet You continue to gaze upon my life. I know You strengthened me this week beyond myself! You proved Yourself to me again and again and again! Bless Your name, Lord – Bless Your Name!!



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