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Eyes on us, ears open

By Dale Stonecipher in Redeemer Church about 1 month ago | 2369 views Link: https://goo.gl/bw2As5

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

In the third chapter of his first letter, Peter gives us good advice for living.  He calls for having unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.  He commands that we not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless.

Then he quotes from Psalm 34.  One of those verses is a source of great confidence and rejoicing for us.  Peter and the psalmist say, “For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayer.”  What precious promises and reasons for encouragement!

We are not righteous in ourselves; in fact, our righteousness is as filthy rags in His sight.  But He is able to justify us, declare us righteous, based on faith in the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ on our behalf.  Since He declares us righteous and makes us His, His eyes are always on us.  And His eyes are on us in love, not in condemnation.  He is the perfect Father, caring for His children in the perfect manner.   His eyes are on us for good and not for evil.  His eyes see every flaw and yet His grace abounds and every sin is forgiven.  His eyes see our every need and supply all our needs in Christ Jesus.  His eyes see the obstacles in our paths and He guides us through them.  He never removes His eyes from us; true to His promise never to leave us.

Because of His great love for His own and desire for close relationship, His ears are always open to our prayer.  He welcomes us to come to His throne of grace to find mercy and help in time of need.  Our need is every minute and He has open ears every minute.  He can hear our praise and is exalted.  He can hear our confessions and forgive.  He can hear our thanks and know that we recognize all gifts coming from Him.  He can hear our cries of confusion and fear and provide comfort.  He can hear every petition and answer according to His sovereign will.  He can hear the weakness in our prayers and forgive our frailty and even insincerity.

May we rest in the promises that His eyes are on us and His ears open to our prayer.  May we not fail to come to Him with our prayers knowing He hears.

Dale

 

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Mary Leadbetter

Amen.

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Bret Rogers

Indeed, great reason for encouragement, brother!

Blessings in Christ,

Bret
On Nov 28, 2018, at 7:45 AM, Dale Stonecipher on The City <(email address removed)> wrote:

Donnie Dalton Jr.

Amen ❤❤🙌🙌🙌

Donna Dean

Amen!

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