I Will Fix My Eyes On You!

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King Jehoshaphat on a 17th century painting by...

King Jehoshaphat on a 17th century painting by unknown artist in the choir of Sankta Maria kyrka in Åhus, Sweden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

y David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]

After Samuel anointed Saul as king, he escorted him to the edge of the city and
said, “Stand thou still a while, that I may show thee the word of God” (1
Samuel 9:27). Imagine! Israel‘s king was commanded to stand still rather than
act.

Samuel was saying, “Saul, I have just anointed you, and already your mind is
racing. You’re thinking, ‘What is God doing? How can I know His voice, His
will?’ Stop striving, Saul! Do you want to hear from God? Then stand still and
listen and I will give you God’s word.”

This perfectly illustrates the principle I want to emphasize here: The word of
the Lord — the voice of direction and deliverance — is given to those who
stand still before God.

Judah was being invaded by a coalition of mighty armies and Scripture says that
King Jehoshaphat “feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a
fast throughout all Judah” (2 Chronicles 20:3).

The people began to pray, “In thine hand is there not power and might, so
that none is able to withstand thee? . . . For we have no might against this
great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes
are upon thee” (verses 6, 12).

Once again, we see that there is nothing wrong with being afraid. God is
longsuffering toward us, and He does not hold our fear against us. In fact, we
are to pray the same prayer that Jehoshaphat prayed: “Lord, I’m frightened! The
enemy is coming in like a flood, and I don’t know what to do. But I know that
You have all power and might, so I will do nothing, Lord, except pray. I will
fix my eyes on You.”

The Spirit commanded: “Be not afraid nor dismayed . . . for the battle is not
yours, but God’s. . . . Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set
yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you” (verses
15-17).

The phrase set yourself means “take your position; do not waver in this
matter.” In other words: “Take a position of faith. Be convinced that it is the
Lord’s battle to fight — not yours!”

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2 Responses to “I Will Fix My Eyes On You!”

  1. Pat Says:

    Hi ladies I am so glad you stopped in and enjoyed this encouraging word.
    Love you both 😀 😀

  2. Prayer In Times Of Trouble | GraceFull Women Says:

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