February 23, 2020: The Eye of Their God
Text for Sunday, february 23, 2020:
PReparation for worship
“It is very well to imitate these elders in giving an answer in meekness and fear, but not terrified by our adversaries. If God has clearly set us to do work for Him, let us go through with it in spite of all human opposition. Storms are the methods by which He reveals our weakness and His all-sufficiency.”
“We want suffering to be like pregnancy—we have a season, and it’s over, and there is a tidy moral to the story. I’ve come to sense that isn’t what faith is at all. What if there is never an end? What if the story never improves and the tests continue to break our hearts? Is God still good?”
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”
I Corinthians 15:58
We will read today that God’s eye is upon His people. This means not only that God ordains whatsoever comes to pass, but just as importantly, He prevents things from happening as well.
We are reminded often to thank God for the things He has done. It is a good idea to thank Him for the things He has kept from happening to us as well, both those things we are aware of and those of which we had no idea.
His eye is on you even when your eye is somewhere else.