For His Eyes Only

A man sat through a church service and then on the way home he fussed about the sermon, he fussed about the traffic, he fussed about the heat, and he fussed about the lateness of the meal being served. Then he bowed and prayed. His son was watching him all the way through this post-church experience. Just as they were beginning to pass the food he said, “Daddy, did God hear you when we left the church and you started fussin’ about the sermon and the traffic and the heat?” The father sort of blushed and said, “Well, yes, son, He heard me.” “Well, Daddy, did God hear you when you just prayed for this food right now?” And he said, “Well, yes, son, He…He…He heard me.” “So, well, Daddy, which one did God believe?”

Has there ever been something that you’ve wanted to hide from everyone’s knowledge, keeping it a secret that only you know about? I’m convinced that one of the best things that could ever happen to us is if our entire life, all the good and the bad, along with all the thoughts we’ve ever had, would be played on a big screen T.V. Then there would be relief from all the pressure we put ourselves through when we appear to be one thing while our hearts are condemning us. No more games, just honesty…people will see us for who we really are and we can just be ourselves. We all appear to be good in front of people, ourselves, and even God. We’ll condemn him because of his fault and keep our faults secret. And yet we all seem to struggle with the same things, we’ve all done some of the same things.

Hebrews 5:13 and 14 reads, “For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of the soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.”

God’s Word frees us from those feelings. We only have to deal with ourselves. It’s comforting to know that we don’t have to judge anyone else, but scary because His Word has everything to do with us individually. Sometimes we spend our time looking at grey areas, but God doesn’t have to. He sees all our thoughts and actions. He weighs our hearts. And if He’s the One we’ll have to give an account to, we should live only for His eyes.

God Bless

What are your thoughts?