Monday, March 9, 2009

"A Collision"

"I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes..." Psalm 101:3a

Have you wondered how two cars can collide when they meet on a straight wide road and there was no apparent reason for the collision? They say that we tend to go in the direction that we are looking. If each person is looking at the on coming vehicle they begin to steer the wheel in the direction they are looking and they wind up colliding. If you are looking at something on the side of the road, you start going in that direction and wind up running off the road.

That being the case we need to pay attention to where we are looking because we will tend to go in that direction- we are drawn toward whatever we are looking at. This was the case with David. He looked at Bathsheba bathing on the rooftop and headed in that direction- the direction of lust and committed adultery with her. Lot looked at the plains of Sodom and headed in that direction and wound up eventually vexing his soul. Eve looked at the fruit and went in that direction and ate it.

On the flip side, Jesus looked at the Father and that was the direction that He headed. Jesus kept His eyes on the Father- watching what He did, seeing what He was doing, seeing His will. This is why He was always doing the will of the Father- He was drawn in the direction in which He was looking.

What are you looking at this morning? Are you looking at the lusts that are in this world? If so, you will be drawn toward it and wind up having a collision with sin. Are you looking at the state of the world- the economic problems, the confusion, the corruption? Then you will be drawn toward fear and a feeling of hopelessness. Are you looking at the promises of God? If so, you will be drawn toward them and your faith will be built up, you'll be encouraged, you'll walk in victory because you will have a collision with the truth. Are you looking at Jesus? If you are you'll be drawn to Him and your love for Him will deepen, and you'll be transformed more and more into His likeness. Where are you looking?

Have a great day. You will have a collision with whatever you are looking at because you will be drawn in that direction. What do you want to collide with? Sin or God? Then pay attention to what and where you are looking.

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