Ever had a staring contest?
Only a wrought-iron fence separated me from the one who stared. I was in the pool, and he just stood there staring at me. I couldn’t be sure but guessed he wished he was inside the pool area with me. So I looked back at him. After five minutes, the young deer slinked back into the wooded area which surrounded the pool on two sides.
God wants us to stare at Him. When God tells us to look to Him, He sets no time limit. He never tires of my gaze as I seek for Him to show me mercy. He never criticizes me for continuing to look at (and to) Him. His desire is that I would look to Him continuously. He especially wants me to acknowledge Him as my master.
We are to look at God as a child looks at his parent when he wants something from the checkout lane. God wants us to look at Him rather than ourselves and our own resources. This is especially true when He calls us to do something for Him that is outside of our comfort zone. Looking at Him puts things in the right perspective.
The author of Hebrews said we should look to the Author and Perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). God desires us to turn our gaze (and thoughts) to Him all day long.
Focus your gaze on God. You might find that once you start looking at Him, you can’t stop.
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